Irfan Pathan tells about a sledging moment with Kumar Sangakara and Sangakara’s wife


Recently, Indian star all-rounder, Irfan Pathan has announced retirement from all forms of cricket after 17 years of his debut in the International cricket back in 2003.

Irfan Pathan’s last international match was a T20 match against South Africa back in 2012 on 2nd October. Still today Irfan Pathan remains has the only player to have taken a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match.

Irfan Pathan has played 173 international matches and scored 2,821 runs, picked 301 wickets and has picked 31 catches. This 35-year old cricketer has also been part of the 2007 ICC T20I world cup.

Pathan has played for 6 IPL teams in his entire IPL Career, the teams are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions. his last IPL season was 2017 and in that season this veteran bowler has played for the Gujarat Lions.

Irfan Pathan has last played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Jammu and Kashmir in February 2019 and he has not participated in any other major Domestic cricket league for this year including Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Recently In an interview with Star Sports, Irfan Pathan remembered a sledging incident with Former Sri Lankan Captain and Wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, he has explained how they’ve abused each other and went to become friends at the end.

“Sangakkara was just trying to tell me something very nasty. He said something personal, I said something personal to him. I said something about his wife, he said something about my father and my mother. At that time, we were not happy with each other.”

“I remember, for a month, as soon as his wife used to come on the right, I used to go left. One day, Sangakkara came and said… ‘you remember this guy, he is the guy who said something about you’. I said sorry. And then Sangakkara explained, I said something first and then only he said something about you. It ended that way. There is no hard feeling and then we became friends,” Pathan was quoted as saying.

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