Irfan Pathan is a former Indian Cricketer who also enjoys a healthy net worth. He was a bowling allrounder who was very handy with his lower-order batting also. Known for his ability to swing the ball both ways he was also compared to Swing King Wasim Akram in his early days. He also holds the record of being the only bowler to take a Test Hat-trick in first over the match when he was at his swinging best against Pakistan. He was named as the Emerging Player of the year in 2004 by the ICC. Irfan performed incredibly well in the Domestic Circuits and always knocked on the door of the Indian Cricket Team. He was in red hot form in the year 2004.
Net Worth Of Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan has an estimated net worth of around $7 million which he has earned in his playing days. He presently works as a Hindi commentator for Star Sports and also earns good money from there. Irfan has also earned a good amount of money from his IPL paycheques. He has been an integral part of whichever IPL franchise he has played. Irfan was an Integral part of the Indian Team that won the inaugural 2007 T20 world cup in South Africa. He was named the Man of the Match in the final match against Pakistan for his match-winning spell of 3 for 16 in his four overs. He is also the coach-cum mentor for Jammu and Kashmir cricket team in domestic circuits.
Irfan Pathan Net Worth: International Career
Irfan Pathan made his debut in late 2003 against Australia. 2004 came as his best year when he was in his best form as a bowler swinging the ball both ways. His form dipped in the coming years and he was dropped from the team. He made a strong return to the team in 2007 and was named in the squad that travelled to South Africa for the 2007 T20 world cup. He made an impact in the tournament and was adjudged man of the match in the final. After the tournament his form again dipped which led to his ouster from the team. He then made a comeback in 2011 and played some matches before being injured. He injured his knee and could not make a mark for himself after the injury. In July 2020 he announced his retirement from professional cricket with 120 ODI’s, 29 tests and 24 T20’s to his name. He had a good career but was not a consistent performer for the team.
Irfan Pathan has always been a regular member of the IPL sides. He debuted with Punjab based Kings XI Punjab franchise. Irfan went on to play for Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions. He played 103 IPL matches throughout his career and took 80 wickets and also amassed 1139 runs in the tournament.
He has started the cricket academy of Pathans alongside his brother Yusuf Pathan who has also been a professional cricketer for India and a regular member of different IPL franchises. The academy has a tie-up with Kapil Dev as a mentor and is helping young cricketers to help them get to the bigger stage.