'Imran is ready to open with the master' - Irfan Pathan shares an adorable picture featuring his son and Sachin Tendulkar

‘Imran is ready to open with the master’ – Irfan Pathan shares an adorable picture featuring his son and Sachin Tendulkar

India, under the leadership of Sachin Tendulkar, became the first team to qualify for the second stage of the Road Safety tournament as they scripted a stunning victory over South Africa Legends in Raipur by 56 runs

Imran Pathan with Sachin Tendulkar
Imran Pathan with Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter/Irfan Pathan)

India’s celebrated left-arm medium-fast bowler, who is known for rattling the opposition batsmen with his swing, Irfan Pathan had a glorious stint in the international circuit as in his 10-year career, the pace all-rounder featured in 29 Test matches scalping a stunning 100 wickets at an economy of 3.28 along with scoring 1105 runs at an average of 31.6. He also has 173 wickets and 1544 runs under his belt in 120 One Day Internationals.

Irfan’s 4-year-old son Imran Pathan is all set to follow the footsteps of his father from childhood only, Imran has shown keen interest in the gentleman’s game. On March 14, Irfan shared a few adorable pictures on his official Twitter handle where his son can be seen sharing the space with Batting Maestro Sachin Tendulkar.

Meanwhile, it was the caption that stole all the limelight as the 36-year-old seamer tweeted, “Imran is ready to open with the master @sachin_rt paaji  #cricket #Makhayantini”

Irfan Pathan is a part of the India Legends contingent in the ongoing Road Safety World Series and is sharing the dressing room with players like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Yusuf Pathan, and many others.

India Legends register a comprehensive victory over South Africa Legends

India, under the leadership of Sachin Tendulkar, became the first team to qualify for the second stage of the elite tournament as they scripted a stunning victory over South Africa Legends in Raipur by 56 runs. The match commenced with visiting captain Jonty Rhodes winning the toss and electing to bowl first. 

Put to bat, India presented a steller show as they posted a massive total of 204 runs on the board on the back of 60 runs scored by Sachin and a power-hitting knock of not out 52 runs off 22 deliveries by Yuvraj Singh. For SA, seamer Monde Zondeki ended with two wickets while G Kruger had one under his belt.

The second innings saw Indian bowlers ruling the show as they successfully restricted South Africa to 148 runs in 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan emerged as the highest wicket-taker for India by picking three wickets while Yuvraj also scalped two wickets.