Vadodara: Today is the birthday of Irfan Pathan, who is the former India bowler and current commentator. On this day in 1984, Irfan was born in Vadodara city of Gujarat. His childhood was spent playing cricket with his brother Yusuf Pathan, and both the brothers grew up and got a place in Team India.
Irfan was younger than Yusuf in age, but in international cricket, he had a place before his brother. Irfan Pathan was brilliant in both bowling and batting, and that is why he was more important in the team. Irfan became the second Indian bowler after Harbhajan to take a hat-trick in Test cricket, he did this excellent feat against Pakistan.
Of course, Irfan Pathan has everything today, but there was a time when he had to sell kites before Makar Sakranti. He had told during an interview that he made his first income by selling kites. Irfan had reported that he had sold around 250 kites, and in return, he had received 79 rupees. Although this was not his business, he did so for pocket money.