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IPL 2017 auction: After being snubbed, Irfan Pathan pens down feelings in emotional letter for fans

IPL 2017 auction: After being snubbed, Irfan Pathan pens down feelings in emotional letter for fans

In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Irfan picked up five wickets in four games at an average of 17.6 and an economy rate of 6.28.  

Indian Premier League 2017 auction, Bengaluru: A playing XI of unsold players

Indian Premier League 2017 auction, Bengaluru: A playing XI of unsold players

While franchise owners dug deep into their pockets for Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills at IPL 2017 auction, the likes of Imran Tahir, Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan failed to attract any bids.

IPL player auction: Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan get reality check after failing to attract any bids ahead of tenth edition

IPL player auction: Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan get reality check after failing to attract any bids ahead of tenth edition

Ishant Sharma suffered for a huge base price of Rs 2 crore as he went unsold during both the rounds. Whereas the running joke about Pathan Junior is that he is a "January to June" player, who performs just before auctions only to fizzle out when domestic season starts in October.

IPL 10 Auction: Gautam Gambhir highlights prime reason behind Ishant Sharma's failure to bag deal

IPL 10 Auction: Gautam Gambhir highlights prime reason behind Ishant Sharma's failure to bag deal

During the mid-auction break, the KKR captain was seen talking to Gaurav Kapoor on Sony Six when he highlighted the issue of Ishant's base price.

IPL 2017 Auction: Reaction-filled Twitter erupts with emotions!

IPL 2017 Auction: Reaction-filled Twitter erupts with emotions!

Ben Stokes was the auction's biggest purchase, going for Rs. 14.5 crore to Rising Pune Supergiants.

IPL 2017 Auction: Indian rookies make headlines as seniors face embarrassment

IPL 2017 Auction: Indian rookies make headlines as seniors face embarrassment

Among the prominent international players, who failed to find takers, was South African spinner Imran Tahir, currently ranked No 1 in the ICC list for ODI and T20 bowlers.

IPL 2017 auction: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills hit jackpot; heartbreak for Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan

IPL 2017 auction: Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills hit jackpot; heartbreak for Ishant Sharma, Imran Tahir, Irfan Pathan

Among the unsold players, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Imran Tahir were three names, who did not find a single buyer, despite having plenty of experience at all levels.

It's unfortunate to be dubbed an IPL to IPL player, says Irfan Pathan

It's unfortunate to be dubbed an IPL to IPL player, says Irfan Pathan

The 31-year-old is happy to be one of the stars for his side but isn't pleased being tagged with the T20 specialist label.

I feel proud to be playing for India: Irfan Pathan's response to Pakistani girl who questioned his patriotism

I feel proud to be playing for India: Irfan Pathan's response to Pakistani girl who questioned his patriotism

Pathan, who last played for India in October 2012, was asked why he plays for India despite being a Muslim by a Pakistani girl.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: West Zone beat North Zone by eight wickets in low-scoring match

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: West Zone beat North Zone by eight wickets in low-scoring match

Chasing 108, Iyer and Patel built a match winning 80-run first wicket partnership which laid the foundation of victory.

Pakistani girl asked Irfan Pathan why he plays for India being a Muslim? Read his brilliant reply

Pakistani girl asked Irfan Pathan why he plays for India being a Muslim? Read his brilliant reply

Pathan also recalled the most memorable moment of his career when he was handed over his debut cap by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly.

This day that year! Irfan Pathan claimed a hat-trick in first over a Test match against Pakistan – VIDEO

This day that year! Irfan Pathan claimed a hat-trick in first over a Test match against Pakistan – VIDEO

He achieved this feat in Karachi by dismissing Pakistani batsmen Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf.

Bengaluru molestation case: Irfan Pathan asks parents to teach kids how to respect women — VIDEO

Bengaluru molestation case: Irfan Pathan asks parents to teach kids how to respect women — VIDEO

Regarded as one of India's safest metropolitan, Bengaluru was shamed on the first day of 2017 as a huge mob molested women amid heavy security arrangement.

Irfan Pathan's photo with baby boy is the cutest thing on internet today, see pic

Irfan Pathan's photo with baby boy is the cutest thing on internet today, see pic

Irfan announced the birth of his baby boy on 20th December.

Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan becomes proud father of a baby boy

Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan becomes proud father of a baby boy

He is remembered for 'one and only' first over hat-trick off the first three balls in Test, against Pakistan at Karachi in 2006. India infamously lost the match by 341 runs.

Irfan Pathan becomes proud father of a baby boy

Irfan Pathan becomes proud father of a baby boy

Irfan had tied the knot with Safa Baig at Haram Shareef in the holy city of Mecca in February this year.

Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel back BCCI's decision of having 'no cricketing ties' with Pakistan

Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel back BCCI's decision of having 'no cricketing ties' with Pakistan

Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf had urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take notice of Thakur `political` statement, asking him to speak like a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader or as a cricket board head.

GOLD! When Irfan Pathan, L Balaji taught each other Hindi and English; sadly only once succeeded

GOLD! When Irfan Pathan, L Balaji taught each other Hindi and English; sadly only once succeeded

Lakshmipathy Balaji announced retirement from first class cricket.