Irfan Pathan has been in the headlines recently because of his indirect jibes at MS Dhoni. The Baroda-born all-rounder had earlier questioned the fans’ attitude towards Dhoni and other cricketers, saying that the age factor was different for all players. In case you did not know, MS Dhoni seemed exhausted in the match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad as he had kept wickets for 20 overs and then batted a long inning.
In yesterday’s match between the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders, South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock donned the gloves behind the stumps for 20 overs. Then, he opened the innings for the Mumbai Indians and scored a match-winning half-century. Irfan Pathan compared de Kock’s fitness levels to Dhoni and wrote the following statement on Twitter:
Keeping for 20 overs in the same game bats for 17 overs and still fresh #QuintondeKock #fitness
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 16, 2020