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Irfan Pathan Announces Retirement From International Cricket, Fans Criticise Greg Chappell

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Irfan Pathan Announces Retirement From International Cricket, Fans Criticise Greg Chappell

Irfan Pathan may not be a part of the Indian cricket team for a long time now but there was not a moment when the Indian cricket fans forgot him. He is one of the most loved and most popular Indian bowlers and is famous for not only his lethal swing bowling but also his cute smile.

There was a time when many Indian cricket fans used to believe that Irfan will become the best swing bowler of the world; in fact, some used to call him the next Wasim Akram. However, things didn’t take place as expected and then came a period when the Indian team saw its one of the worst phases.

It happened during the tenure of coach Greg Chappell who tried to transform Irfan into an all-rounder and it affected his performance as a bowler in a serious manner.

Irfan was not able to make a comeback once he was dropped and majority of the Indian cricket fans held Greg Chappell responsible for it. Here are some of the selected reactions:

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Irfan has announced retirement from the International cricket and we are pretty sure that the 35 years old cricketer must have done that with a heavy heart. He has represented India in 29 Test matches, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is in his career of 15 years. In test matches, he has taken 100 wickets, 173 in ODIs and 28 in T20Is which bring his total to 301 wickets while with bat, he has scored 2821 runs.

We wish all the best to Irfan Pathan for his future!

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