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Irfan Pathan Biography and Net worth


Irfan Pathan Biography and Net worth
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Many people believe Irfan Khan Pathan is one the most talented swing and seam bowlers from India.He is famous for his exceptional cricketing abilities and is often referred to by his fans and friends as “Guddu.” He serves as the Indian cricket team’s opening batsman.

Irfan Pathan, one of the all-rounders for the Indian cricket team, began his career as a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He also competes for the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League, where he is regarded as one of the team’s most crucial players. Irfan has achieved the highest rating as a player, according to his records, and is also one of the wealthiest cricketers in the world.

After Kapil Dev, Irfan Pathan was regarded as India’s second-best all-arounder. Irfan swiftly established himself as India’s new bowler after breaking international records in his early years of playing international cricket. 

By 2005, Pathan had completely lost his swing and had left the national team due to his poor play.


Name: Irfan Pathan
Net Worth in Indian Rupees: 51 Crore INR
Salary: 4 Crore +
Monthly Income: 35 Lakhs +
Age: 38 Yrs
Date of Birth: October 27, 1984
Gender: Male
Height: 1.83 M (5′ 7”)
Profession: Cricketer
Nationality: Indian


Irfan Pathan Background

Pathan was born 27 October 1984 in Baroda, Gujarat, India and is of Pashtun (Pathan) ancestry, belonging to the Pathan community in Gujarat. He grew up with his elder brother Yusuf in a mosque in Vadodara, in an impoverished family. His father served as the muezzin (a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque).

Irfan’s family includes father Mahmud Khan Pathan, mother Sameembanu Pathan and a brother who is well known Yusuf Pathan and a younger sister named Shagufta Pathan.

Although their parents wished them to become Islamic scholars, Pathan and his brother took an interest in cricket. Their games on the grounds off and inside the mosque often necessitated apologies from their father to Muslim worshippers who visited it. In the beginning his deliveries did not reach the other end of the cricket pitch, but rigorous six-hour training sessions in blazing heat and his family’s sense of discipline saw him progress steadily.


Father Mahmud Khan Pathan
Mother Sameembanu Pathan
Brother Yusuf Pathan
Sister Shagufta Pathan


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Irfan Pathan Relationship

Pathan had a 10-year long relationship with Australia-based Shivangi Dev. She wanted to marry Irfan Pathan but since Irfan wished his older brother Yusuf to get married prior, differences began to grow between the two and their relationship broke in 2012.

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Irfan Pathan Marriage and Children

Irfan Pathan married a Hyderabad-based model, Safa Baig, on 4 February 2016, in Mecca.

They have two sons.

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Irfan Pathan Net Worth

Irfan Pathan is thought to have a total net worth of seven million dollars, or roughly 51 crore rupees, in Indian currency. Cricket was his primary source of income and wealth. Additionally, Mr. Irfan Pathan has a very strong brand value and is the most well-liked player in the world. Additionally, he makes a sizable chunk of money from the Indian Premier League and numerous international and national cricket matches (IPL). He also demands a hefty sum of money to endorse numerous brands.

Name Irfan Pathan
Net Worth  $7 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees 51 Crore INR
Profession Indian cricketer
Monthly Income and Salary Rs 35 Lakhs +
Yearly Income Rs 4 Crore +


Irfan Pathan IPL Salary

Year Team Salary
2017 (Replacement) Gujarat Lions ₹ 5,000,000
2016 Rising Pune Supergiant ₹ 10,000,000
2015 Chennai Super Kings ₹ 15,000,000
2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad ₹ 24,000,000
2013 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 87,400,000
2012 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 87,400,000
2011 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 87,400,000
2010 Kings XI Punjab ₹ 37,000,000
2009 Kings XI Punjab ₹ 37,000,000
2008 Kings XI Punjab ₹ 37,000,000
Total ₹ 427,200,000


Irfan Pathan Assets

House: Irfan Pathan is the owner of a lavish, custom-built home in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.  His home is currently worth 6 crore Indian rupees. Additionally, he has other real estate properties in multiple countries.

Cars: Irfan Pathan has a modest collection of automobiles. Irfan Pathan is the owner of several of the world’s top premium vehicles. Irfan Pathan is the owner of the Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Fortuner, and Mercedes Benz .

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Irfan Pathan Cricket Career

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Early Career

Under the guidance of former Indian captain Datta Gaekwad, Pathan rose to get selected in the Under-14 Baroda cricket team, and when he was selected at Under-15 level to represent Baroda in a national tournament, he was finally presented with a full set of cricket equipment, having before been restricted to second-hand gear due to his family’s limited economic means.

Pathan was then selected for the India Under-15 team in mid-2000 to play a series of matches against their colleagues from other countries. He took 15 wickets at 12.66 in ten matches, including a best of 3/2 against Thailand, and scored 15 runs at 7.50.India won all but one of the matches, most by enormous margins.

Domestic Career

In early 2002, he was selected for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, where he took six wickets at 27.50 and scored 30 runs at 15.00, taking 2/18 in a win over South Africa.

Upon returning to India, Pathan was selected in a senior zonal team for the first time. He was selected for West Zone for the Duleep Trophy, even though he had not played a single match for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy season.

At the start of the 2003–04 season, Pathan played in the domestic Challenger Trophy for the first time. Representing India A, he had little success, taking two wickets at 79.00 at an economy rate of 5.85, and he did not force his way into India’s limited-overs team.In 2019, he joined the Jammu and Kashmir cricket team as coach-cum-mentor.

Domestic team information
Years Team
2000–2017 Baroda
2005 Middlesex
2008–2010 Kings XI Punjab
2011–2013 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 56)
2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 56)
2015 Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 56)
2016 Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 28)
2017 Gujarat Lions (squad no. 56)
2020 Kandy Tuskers



Irfan Pathan began his IPL debut with the Kings XI Punjab club in the first season. On April 19, 2008, he took the field for the first time in an IPL game against the Chennai Super Kings. He finished the first season with 15 wickets at an economy rate of 6.60 runs per over before joining Delhi in 2012. Happened. His stay with the Devils lasted two seasons before he switched to the three-time IPL Champion Hyderabad squad.

Irfan had to switch teams every year because of his lacklustre IPL performance. Irfan Pathan’s final IPL match was for Gujarat Lions in 2017, after playing for Chennai Super Kings in 2015 and Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016.

International Career

Pathan made his Test debut in the Second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in December 2003.

In the ODI tri-nation tournament against Australia and Zimbabwe that followed, Pathan was the leading wicket-taker with 16 wickets at an average of 31 in his maiden ODI series.However, his tour ended on a bad note after he was reprimanded by match referees for mocking the Australian batsman Damien Martyn after his dismissal in the second final.

He also continued his prolific wicket-taking in the ODIs, taking eight wickets at 17.87 at an economy rate of 4.76 in three matches, including three top-order wickets in the deciding fifth ODI in Lahore. He also scored 36 runs at 36.00 in the ODIs.His ability to swing the ball both ways and his innings in Lahore led to speculation that he could become an all rounder.In recognition of his performances at the start of his international career, Pathan was named the ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2004.

Irfan was included in the list of emerging players of 2003-04 to play against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In that tournament he took a total of 7 wickets at the rate of 11 in only three matches, after his brilliant performance in the tournament, another success came in his life when he was selected in the Indian Under-19 team.

Pathan continued his productive form in ODIs at the 2004 Asian Cup in Sri Lanka, where he was the leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets at 16.28 at an economy rate of 4.37 in six matches, with three three-wicket hauls against the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively. He also scored 64 runs at 32.00 including a 38 in a defeat against Pakistan.

Following his strong performances in 2005, Pathan was promoted in December to an A-grade contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Pathan was a part of the Indian squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka.In the Ranji Trophy 2012–13 opener against Karnataka, Pathan raised his First-class top-score to 121 with his 3rd domestic hundred. But, he injured his knee during a match and only made a comeback to cricket in March 2013.

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Irfan Pathan retired from all forms of cricket in January 2020.

Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 29 120 24 122
Runs scored 1,305 1,544 172 4,559
Batting average 33.89 23.39 24.57 30.39
100s/50s 1/7 0/5 0/0 3/26
Top score 102 83 33* 121
Balls bowled 5,884 5,855 462 21,034
Wickets 100 173 28 384
Bowling average 32.26 29.72 22.07 28.33
5 wickets in innings 7 2 0 19
10 wickets in match 2 0 0 3
Best bowling 7/59 5/27 3/16 7/35
Catches/stumpings 8/– 21/– 2/– 30/–


Irfan Pathan – Beyond Cricket

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Pathan was a contestant on the Colors TV popular dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa for the 8th season, in 2015.He impressed many people with his dancing skills, staying until he quit in the 6th week on 22 August 2015.

Cricket Academy of Pathans

The Cricket Academy Of Pathans was jointly launched by Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan. The academy has tied up with former Indian coach Kapil Dev and Cameron Tradell as chief mentors. Chappell would coach the coaches of the academy.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Himself Hindi Cameo appearance
2022 Cobra Aslan Yilmaz Tamil Debut film