Muhammad Irfan Cricketer Biography


Mohammad Irfan Biography

Mohammad IrfanMohammad Irfan was on born 6th June 1982 in a rural family in Punjab. Irfan use to work in a pipe factory, earning just 300 rupees a week. He was spotted by former first-class cricketer Nadeem Iqbal in a club match. After which he made his debut for the Pakistan national cricket team at 28 years of age.Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler. He is very notable for his height and pace. His height of 7’1″ (216 cm) makes him the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket, a title that was previously shared by former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner and Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid, both of whom are 6’8″ (203 cm).Mohammad IrfanDuring this early stretch in his career, many were displeased by Irfan’s performance. This was mainly due to his speed in the debut series against England; it underwhelmed many as it only showed 130–135 km/h on the velocity radar. To make matters worse, England had won the match by 24 runs. Irfan was dropped after the series and was not brought back until the India series on 25 December 2012.Mohammad IrfanMohammad Irfan’s improvement did not go unnoticed, as the Pakistan selectors touted him “the surprise package” in South Africa in March 2013. Irfan did not disappoint as he consistently troubled the South African batsmen with his pace and height. Irfan finished the first innings with 3 wickets and 1 maiden in 21 overs, conceding 86 runs with an economy rate of 4.09. In the second innings Irfan was unable to take a wicket, returning figures of 0-35 off 10 overs.Mohammad Irfan