Irfan Pathan was considered one of the crucial outstanding swing bowlers throughout the early phases of his profession, and his opening spell towards Pakistan on at the present time in 2006 is etched in historical past. Pathan, who known as time on his taking part in profession final 12 months, turned the primary bowler to take a hat-trick within the opening over of a Take a look at match on January 29, 2006.
It was the third and last Take a look at of the sequence towards Pakistan in Karachi. India gained the toss and opted to discipline, and Pathan broke via the defences of Pakistan top-order within the opening over of the sport.
On the fourth supply of his first over, Pathan induced an outside-edge off the left-handed batsman Salman Butt because the bowl swung away from him, leading to a catch at first slip.
Subsequent, he moved the ball inwards to Younis Khan, trapping him plumb earlier than castling Mohammad Yousuf’s stumps for a hat-trick. He ended the innings with a five-wicket haul.
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Regardless of the fiery opening spell, Pakistan fought again via a century from wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal (113), and ultimately made an unbelievable comeback to beat India by 341 runs within the recreation.
Nonetheless, the spell from Irfan Pathan is fondly cherished by followers and former cricketers alike.
— ICC (@ICC) January 29, 2021
Pathan represented India in 29 Exams, 140 ODIs and 24 T20Is, making his last look for the facet in October 2012 in a T20I towards South Africa.