Irfan Pathan has been the talk of the town for his impeccable batting show in the ongoing Road Safety World Series T20 2022. Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan showcased his batting masterclass against Australia Legends.
The former Indian all-rounder plays for India Legends in the tournament. The southpaw stole the spotlight by scoring runs at the rate of knots. He chipped in with an unbeaten 37 off 12 balls where he built his innings with the help of 2 fours and 4 sixes.
Moreover, he played at a strike-rate of 308.33, which is really impressive. Fans took to their social media handles and heaped praise on Irfan Pathan for his batting performance.
The former Indian cricketer also recently made his Kollywood debut by featuring in Cobra movie. The movie stars Chiyaan Vikram, Srinidhi Shetty, Irfan Pathan in the lead roles.
He drew plaudits for his exceptional acting where he played the role of Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) agent. Now, he played one heck of a knock to help India Legends beat Australia Legends by 5 wickets.
Irfan Pathan performs well
India Legends aced the run-chase in 19.2 overs. Naman Ojha top-scored with 90 off 62 balls with the help of 7 boundaries and 5 sixes to his name at a strike-rate of 145.16.
Earlier, Australia Legends posted 171/5 in their quota of 20 overs. Ben Dunk top-scored with 46 off 26 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes at a strike-rate of 176.92.
Meanwhile, India Legends are second on the points table. They have played five games where they won two games. On the other hand, the rest of the three games ended as No Result due to rain. India Legends have gained 14 points and have a Net Run Rate of +2.886.
India Legends Playing XI
Naman Ojha (wk), Sachin Tendulkar (c), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Stuart Binny, Rajesh Pawar, Rahul Sharma, Munaf Patel, Abhimanyu Mithun
Australia Legends Playing XI
Shane Watson (c), Alex Doolan, Ben Dunk, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Reardon, Cameron White, Brad Haddin (wk), Bryce McGain, Jason Krejza, Dirk Nannes, Brett Lee
Check out the Twitter Reactions below:
Irfan Pathan, the finisher of India Legends, 39* runs from just 12 balls including 5 sixes and 1 four – what a knock in the Semifinal. pic.twitter.com/De6CogqvsB
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 29, 2022
Best replacement for Bumrah 🤪🤪 pic.twitter.com/XjyzDY6ChB
— 👑 (@Sridatta_bunny) September 29, 2022
Should replace goat bumrah
— Mohit🇮🇳 (@criccrzyMOHiT) September 29, 2022
Still better than many regulars
— Adam Zampa for KKR 🔥⚡ (@realforever_29) September 29, 2022
Pathan brothers are still better than Pandya brothers.
— khushanshu (@no1khush) September 29, 2022
— Rajesh KC *️⃣ (@itisrajeshkc) September 29, 2022
More fit player than Bumrah !
— Mr. Wrong 🦆 (@wrong_huihui) September 29, 2022
— Kidar Jedav ❁ (@KidarJedavGoat) September 29, 2022
What a player even Naman ojha who was set can't hit in the last overs but he is extraordinary
— Cricket Critics (@Cricket4critics) September 29, 2022
They are playing more games than the current players.
— BE LIKE ME (@BELIKEM76062136) September 29, 2022