Although Irfan Pathan hasn’t played for India since 2012, it came as a bit of a surprise when he didn’t find any suitors during the 2017 Indian Premier League [IPL] auction.
The snub was especially surprising considering there was a lot of demand for all-rounders and pace bowlers at the auction.
This was a far cry from the 2008 and 2011 auctions when Pathan went for huge amounts. Since then, his stock has decreased significantly.
In fact, Pathan did not play a single match during IPL 2015 when he was part of the Chennai Super Kings [CSK]. He played just four matches for the Rising Pune Supergiants [RPS] last season – scoring 11 runs and failing to pick up a single wicket.
On Tuesday, the 32-year-old took to Twitter to post a message to his fans. He recalled an incident from 2010 when there were fears that his cricketing career would end, but he fought back strongly and represented India again.
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