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Irfan Pathan backs Virat Kohli and Co to defend Champions Trophy title in England

Irfan Pathan backs Virat Kohli and Co to defend Champions Trophy title in England

The Men in Blue are number one in the Test rankings after series victories over New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia, and would hope to carry that form into the Champions Trophy.

BCCI revokes Irfan Pathan's NOC for Bahrain Cricket festival: Reports

BCCI revokes Irfan Pathan's NOC for Bahrain Cricket festival: Reports

In February this year, Irfan's elder brother Yusuf was not granted the required NOC to participate in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz in Hong Kong.

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Twitter goes mental seeing MS Dhoni's blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Twitter goes mental seeing MS Dhoni's blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians

Manoj Tiwary stitched a 73-run fourth wicket stand with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40 off 26) to take the side to a healthy total of 162.

RCB vs KXIP: Irfan Pathan in awe of Hashim Amla's honesty; asks who else would do this in present times

RCB vs KXIP: Irfan Pathan in awe of Hashim Amla's honesty; asks who else would do this in present times

Amla, known for his honest and responsible personality, chose to walk off the pitch, much to the delight of RCB players and fans.

IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Watch Irfan Pathan's frenetic final over which forces first Super Over of the season — VIDEOS

IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Watch Irfan Pathan's frenetic final over which forces first Super Over of the season — VIDEOS

In the Super Over, Jasprit Bumrah produced a brilliant over, conceding only six runs, to gift his side the win.

Not Greg Chappell, but injuries ruined my career, says Irfan Pathan

Not Greg Chappell, but injuries ruined my career, says Irfan Pathan

Pathan said he had to change his bowling action due to a back problem but now he has gone back to his old action and is satisfied with the swing he is generating.

IPL 2017, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs The Gujarat Lions – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs The Gujarat Lions – Players to watch out for!

In a nutshell, it is a battle between the presently dormant Bengaluru batting line-up against the dismal bowling unit of Gujarat. However, all eyes will be on the Bengaluru skies which has been rather fair since Tuesday evening.

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions name Irfan Pathan as replacement for injured all-rounder Dwayne Bravo

IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions name Irfan Pathan as replacement for injured all-rounder Dwayne Bravo

Gujarat Lions would be Irfan's sixth franchise as he has represented Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiant in the past.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Dinesh Karthik's 77 takes Tamil Nadu to final

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Dinesh Karthik's 77 takes Tamil Nadu to final

Invited to ball, Tamil Nadu first shot out Baroda for a meagre 219 in 49.3 overs and then chased down the runs with consummate ease in 47.3 overs

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017: Harbhajan Singh and Mandeep Singh's efforts guide Punjab to a 6 wicket victory over Vidarbha

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2017: Harbhajan Singh and Mandeep Singh's efforts guide Punjab to a 6 wicket victory over Vidarbha

While Harbhajan bowled an economical spell, Mandeep Singh anchored the chase hitting nine boundaries and two sixes

Vijay Hazare Trophy: After being snubbed at IPL 2017 auction, Irfan Pathan named skipper of Baroda

Vijay Hazare Trophy: After being snubbed at IPL 2017 auction, Irfan Pathan named skipper of Baroda

Irfan Pathan, who has been in good form lately for his state team, will lead Baroda for the third time running as he led his state side in Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as well.

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.