MOHAMMAD IRFAN IN HIS COMPLETE RHYTHM
Caribbean premier league, the most popular T20 league in all over the world, as many new records came in the lime light. The world’s tallest bowler in the history of cricket Mohammad Irfan the Pakistani left arm bowler bowled the most economical spell in the history of T20 cricket. Mohammad Irfan is most famous for his short pitch out swing bowling and when he find his rhythm it is very difficult to face him. The 7ft 1in (216cm) left arm bowler is playing for Barbados trident in CPL 2018. On Saturday 25 August 2018 against St Kitts he bowled extra ordinary by conceding only one run and dismissed Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in his 4 over spell.
Muhammad Irfan was born on 6th june 1982 in Punjab (Lahore). He worked in a pipe factory and earned just 300Rs a week before being spotted Nadeem Iqbal various cricket starts at National Cricket Academy (NCA) and then he realised that he is the special. He has faced many difficulties in his life due to poverty. Muhammad Irfan has five brothers and two sisters. He has to work hard for his family as his father did. Unfortunately, he could not complete his study that is the basic right of his life. But he has an aim and ambition to play cricket that he fulfilled in those days. With the passage of time he polished his strengths and removed his weakness in the domestic cricket. As he was a talented boy and knew how to take wickets he got familiarity in the domestic cricket. Slowly and steadily he got place in NCA. In national cricket he worked hard with different coaches like Waseem Akram, Aqab Javeed etc. As it is rightly said that seeing is believing. As Aqab knewn his weakness according to his experiences, he polished him in the NCA. Aqab Javeed( the former fast Pakistani cricket bowler was then a coach of bowling at NCA) gave him a plan and worked hard with him and finally he made his place to first-cricket in 2009. He went wicketless in his first match against Pakistan International Airline but picked up nine in the second against Habib Bank limited. He bowled nearly 350 overs at an average of29 that season and had realised that he had to work hard on his bowling, swing and fitness.
Muhammad Irfan started his career at the age of 28 when Muhammad Amir and Muhammad Asif were accused of being spot fixing in a match. This was a very great opportunity for Muhammad Irfan to make a place in Pakistani cricket team and to improve his skills in cricket. Looking towards his early career, he provides some important breakthrough, through his left arm bowling. He is notable for his height which helps him in producing the gigantic pace. Irfan started his career through first class cricket and through his impressive performance he played for domestic cricket from where he asked to perform in Pakistan cricket team. As he was very famous for his bowling he also faces many difficulties in fielding and batting unit as many injuries disturb the health of this young guy.
He make his ODI debut vs England in 2010 where he was not able to give his 100% and main difficulty he faced was his fielding due to his height. After all his performances were not up to the mark but in 2012 he come back with his dynamic bowling and introduce some new pace and swing in his bowling. His performances asked him to make his career in all the three formats of cricket. In the shortest format Irfan is considered as the most dangerous bowler. After coming from England he work har on his fitness and weakness for couple of years, he again got chance to play cricket for Pakistan against India in 2012-2013. Irfan built pressure on the batsmen of India and got wicket. As a result Pakistan won the 3-matces seriese by thrashing India in own backyard by a 2-1 margin. Luck played with him and he got familiarity not only in Pakistan but all over the wolrd. As he is tall enough, many batsmen look in trouble when they faced Muhammad irfan. It is glaring example of his performance in against South Africa in 2013 when he got 3 wickets and 1 madien in 21 overs conceding 86 runs with an economy rate of 4.09.In the second inning he was unable to take a single wicket. He played many T20 leagues where he provides his 100%. He played for Islamabad united and Multan Sultans in PSL, in BPL he played for Dhaka Dynamites and recently he is playing for Barbados Trident in CPL where he break the record of introducing a spell of one run, 2 wickets in his 4 over. His performance is the key for Pakistan cricket team for the upcoming Asia cup as Pakistan is considered as the best team in the bowling unit, so there is a bright chance for Irfan to join the home team.
Suspension in 2017
Muhammad Irfan was suspended on 29 March 2017 during the Pakistan Super League. He was also fined in that suspension. It was clearly mentioned by the PCB that he has to pay 1million Rs and does not breach investigation code. His suspension was lifted after 6 months.