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Irfan Pathan, who made his mark in the Indian cricket team by swinging bowling, never imagined the way his career ended. Pathan last appeared on the field for the Indian team against Sri Lanka in 2012.


In this match, Pathan performed brilliantly and was adjudged man of the match. In this match against Sri Lanka, Pathan had scored 29 runs in 28 balls for the first team. After that in bowling, he also took 5 wickets for 61 runs in 10 overs.

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Despite this, he was ignored in the Indian team management and he never got a chance to play in the national team again. During this time, he continued to play domestic cricket to return to the team. He also made his mark in domestic cricket but still, he did not get a chance to play in the Indian team again.

Irfan Pathan accuses MS Dhoni

Talking to a YouTube channel Sports Tak, Pathan fiercely took his heart out and targeted the team management, captain and coach of that era.

During the period when all this happened with Pathan, the captain of the team was Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Pathan told in this conversation that he was not given regular opportunities in the team. Apart from this, a wind was created for me that the swing and pace in my bowling ended. That is why I did not get a team chance.


In this conversation, Pathan said,

“When I played my last match for India, I was chosen Man of the Match. After this, I was constantly ignored. I tried to talk to coach Gary Kirsten about this too, but he said without mentioning that some things are not in the hands of the coach”

After this Irfan Pathan also added that,

“However I did not stop here and at that time I also asked the captain of the team Dhoni why I am not getting a chance in the playing XI of the team. What else should I improve my bowling? Dhoni also did not give him an exact answer and since then the selectors have not chosen me.”


At the same time, Pathan said that I tried my best to know where I am doing wrong. He also asked the team management. But it could not happen.

In this conversation, Irfan Pathan said that after being out of the Indian team, he was the highest wicket-taker in the domestic Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in 2016. Not only this he was also the third or fourth run-scorer. But despite that, the selectors said that is not enough.


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