'Probably you weren't born that time' - Irfan Pathan shuts down a fan who said he was dropped for his poor bowling

‘Probably you weren’t born that time’ – Irfan Pathan shuts down a fan who said he was dropped for his poor bowling

In his last Test against South Africa, Pathan batted at No.7 and scored 21* and 43* against a formidable South African bowling force.

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan. (Photo Source: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

Irfan Pathan is regarded as one of the best left-arm all-rounders that India ever produced in its cricket history. After breaking into the national side in 2003, Pathan went on to represent India in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is. Due to his swinging ability, Pathan was often compared to the great Kapil Dev during his career.

After Pathan bid adieu to the game in January this year, many fans opined that he should’ve played a bit more for India. His career was cut short after his ousting from the national team but no one can argue that his batting and bowling was quite impressive throughout his career.

In his last Test against South Africa, Pathan batted at No.7 and scored 21* and 43* against a formidable South African bowling force. Similarly, in his last ODI, Pathan scored 29* against Sri Lanka and in his last T20I against Australia, he was the top-scorer with 31 runs.

In a tweet showing all the aforementioned stats, Pathan responded that it was a huge task to stay unbeaten against South African bowling force — comprising Steyn and Morkel — in his last Test match. However, according to Irfan, it was unfortunate that it eventually turned out to be his last Test match for India.

“If you are playing as an all rounder n score 63 not out in a Test match againts the likes of Steyn n Morkel thn it would turn out to be your last game,” responded Irfan.

Was I the only one who was wicketless in that game?: Irfan Pathan

However, a fan, while responding to Pathan’s reply, opined that the reason behind the all-rounder’s oust Team India was his poor bowling performance. Irfan went wicketless in that Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad and a fan stated that it was the solitary reason behind Irfan’s exclusion from the national squad.

Irfan, in no time, responded to the fan and said that he wasn’t the only one who went wicketless in that Test. Furthermore, Irfan also reminded the fan that he was awarded Man of the Match in the prior Test.

“Was I the only one who was wicketless in that game ? N by the way had a man of the match award in a test match one match prior to this one.probably u weren’t born that time so u won’t know,” responded Irfan.

Irfan was last seen in action when India Legends locked horns with Sri Lanka Legends in Road Safety World Series. In that match, Irfan put up an impressive all-round display as he hit an unbeaten half-century along with registering bowling figures of 1/31.