Irfan Pathan reveals how his father reacted after Pakistan’s coach statement:
Indian former cricketer and fast bowler Irfan Pathan, who shared an incident of 2004 India vs Pakistan series. India was touring Pakistan for 3 Test matches series.
Before the Pakistan tour, Irfan Pathan was just made his Test debut against Australia. where he did well and India was drawn the series.
At that time, Javed Miandad was the coach of Pakistan team and before India vs Pakistan series, he made a statement about Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan who just came in International cricket and doing pretty well.
”Bowlers like Irfan Pathan are in every gully and mohalla of Pakistan”, Miandad:
“Pathan can’t scare us because he doesn’t have enough pace.”
”Your Irfan Pathans are in every gully and mohalla of Pakistan. We don’t even bother to look at them”, Pakistan coach Javed Miandad.
“I want to meet him(Miandad) in the dressing room”, Irfan’s father:
Irfan Pathan’s father did not like the statement of Javed Miandad. When Indian won 2 Matches and in the 3rd match Irfan Pathan’s father was there to enjoy cricket.
Then Irfan’s father said, “I didn’t come here to say anything to you. I wanted to meet you as you were a wonderful player”.
No one knew about the full story until Irfan Pathan shared it within an interview with Starsports.