Baroda assistant professor completes PhD on Irfan Pathan

Baroda assistant professor completes PhD on Irfan Pathan

The PhD thesis was applied at the Gujarat University, having registered for it in October 2012, the university awarded her the degree on August 3, 2017.

Irfan Pathan and Tanvir M Shaikh PhD
Irfan Pathan with the Baroda assistant professor Tanvir M Shaikh.

Cricketers are used to being subjects of articles, interviews, analysis and open letters from the experts as well as the fans since everyone in India has a direct connection with the game. Tanvir M Shaikh an assistant professor at the Shri Chhotubhai Purani Degree College of Phy.Edu. in Gujarat has recently been awarded the degree of doctorate on the subject- “A case study on International Cricketer Irfan Pathan”.

Irfan’s story, his rise to the highest level in the sport from a humble background is one of the most popular in cricketing circles. He made a wave for himself in age-group cricket as a swing bowler and was soon a part of the India U19 team. His best bowling figures of 9/16 against Bangladesh in the 2003 Under-19 Asia Cup earned him a call-up in the national team.

He never looked behind after that. The highest points of his career are: the Test hat-trick against Pakistan in the first over of the match, his splendid performance on the overseas tours and the Man of the Match award in the final of the World T20, 2007.

Tanvir holds various degrees (B.Com, B.P.Ed, M.P.Ed, GSET, Ph.D) with the PhD being her latest achievement. She hails from Baroda and has a deep connection with the sport having represented MS University, Baroda in All India Inter University competition from 1997-2002 and led the team for three consecutive years.

Irfan Pathan PhD
Baroda assistant professor completes PhD on Irfan Pathan.

She also represented the state side Gujarat at various state and national competitions. To make a develop her career as a coach Tanvir turned to coaching and is a Level 1 Coach of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is also a Level 1 qualified Umpire. Along with that, she has also held the position as coach of the University team. Her efforts got her the role of the coach of the Women’s team of Baroda.

The PhD thesis was applied at the Gujarat University, having registered for it in October 2012, the university awarded her the degree on August 3, 2017.

Irfan’s international career

Irfan has represented Team India in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 International matches in which he bagged 100, 173 and 28 wickets respectively. Along with the scalps he also scored crucial runs for the team on most occasions and has 1105 and 1544 runs in Tests and 50 overs cricket.