Irfan Pathan, the fast bowler of the Indian cricket team, has announced his retirement from international cricket. In his statement, Irrfan Pathan said that he is saying goodbye to international cricket of every style. The left-arm fast bowler, who stepped into international cricket in 2003, had an international career spanning 16 years, though he has been away from international cricket since 2012 and has been playing only domestic cricket. In his statement, Irfan Pathan said, "I am announcing retirement from all kinds of cricket. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to share the dressing room with great players like Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman.
He also thanked his family and fans for their immense support.
Irfan Pathan became the second Indian cricketer to hit hat-trick in Test cricket in 2006 when he hit a hat-trick against Pakistan in the Karachi Test.
He led Salman Butt, Younus Khan and Mohammad Yousuf into successive pavilions. Irfan Pathan was also declared Man of the Match in the final match of the World Twenty20 2007.
In addition, Irfan Pathan's only century was against Pakistan, which he made in 2007 in Bangalore.