Irfan Pathan, born on October 27, 1984, has a half-brother named Yusuf. They both started showing their interest towards cricket. Under the guidance of former Indian captain Datta Gaekwad, he began to develop his cricketing skills that made him get qualified in the under the 14-cricket team of Baroda. In early 2002, he was selected for the under-19 world cup cricket in New Zealand where he took about six wickets and won against South Africa. After returning from that match, he got selected to the senior zonal level team.

Upon returning, he toured to Srilanka at the age of 17. From there his career towards the Indian team had started. After that, he had participated in all Indian teams ODIs and T20s. He began his career as a bowler. He became famous for his fast-medium bowling. At the age of 19, he joined the Indian team. He was named as a good player of the year 2004. He won the test series against Pakistan in the year 2004. By the year 2004, he had secured about 18 wickets against Bangladesh in two Tests. His batting potential was identified by the year 2005, by the new coach of the Indian team named Grep Chappell. After that, he started his batting potential and became an expert and one of the top five in the ranking. Pathan continued his ODIs in Srilanka where he was the leading wicket-taker with about 14 wickets. His first half-century was against the Australian team in Bangalore.

Pathan made his name for the entire bowling aspect, as he was a swing bowler. Pathan had lost form during his tour to West Indies in the year 2006. As a result of his bad performance, he was dropped from the Indian team, and he was replaced by V. R. V. Singh, who was in the third place.

By the year 2007, he was called back to form the group among several young players where he showed his performance against Australia. After that, he started his career once again and participated in several IPL tournaments. However, because of injuries, he was again expelled from the teams. After that, he rejoined the team during a one-day series against West Indies in December 2011.

In his personal life, he married Safa Baig in February 2016.Their wedding took place at Mecca. She is popular for her nail art. On the whole, he was awarded as best man for the match for about four times, the man of series for two matches against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Test series.

Madan Lal Hindi Actor

Madan Lal

Madan Lal is a former cricketer and a coach for the Indian national cricket team. He was also a member of the World Cup winning Indian squad of 1983. Madan Lal was born on 20 March 1951 in Amritsar, Punjab. His nickname is Maddipa. He played for Punjab (1968-1972) and Delhi (1973-1991) at the national level. He has a record of 5270 runs and 351 wickets in the Ranji Trophy, which is considered one of the best in the national competition. Madan Lal made his Test debut for India against England at Manchester in June 1974. Since then he has played 39 Tests, having a record of 1,042 runs at an average of 22.65, and 71 wickets at 40.08, along with 15 catches. Among his memorable performances were his bowling against England at Bombay (1981) and his brilliant 74 against Pakistan at Bangalore (1983). Madan Lal made his one-day international debut against England at Leeds in July 1974, Since then he has played 67 ODI's, scoring 401 runs and taking 73 wickets. This includes two Cricket World Cups- the 1975 Cup Event ( the first ball to Dennis Amiss of England was by him) and the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which won them the Champions Title. He took three wickets in the 1983 World Cup, which was responsible for crumbling of the West Indies’ batting. After retirement, Madan Lal remained connected in the game. He was the coach of the Indian national team from September of 1996 to1997. He was a part of the Selection Committee for two years consecutively (2000, 2001). He was the coach of the Delhi Giants-an Indian Cricket League team from 2008 to 2009 when it stopped functioning (his son Kunal played for Ahmedabad Rockets). Madan Lal runs a cricket academy in Siri Fort Sports Complex, Delhi. He became the chief coach of the Sanjay Jagdale MPCA Academy in 2010. Madan Lal also had a stint in politics. In 2009 March, he contested the by-elections at Hamirpur Parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh as a representative of Indian National Congress. He was against Anurag Thakur, son of BJP leader, Prem Kumar Dhumal. In April 2013, Madan Lal came on a crime show called Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath on Life OK at 9 pm.He was roped in to play a cricket expert who will help the team of Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath cricket-related crimes.

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Aquib Afzaal

Aquib Afzaal is a famously known English cricketer. He was born in the year 1985 on 2nd of February. His birth place is Nottingham, Shire. His brothers are Usman Afzaal, who is famously known for playing test cricket and Kamran Afzaal, who is known for playing for Derbyshire cricket board.  Aquib is a left-handed batsman and has played for England's cricket team. He had represented England in the World Cup for matches Under 15. Since he was young, he wanted to become a cricketer and cricket was his biggest passion and driving force of his life. It is later in his life that he realized that he has a hidden knack for acting. It was during this change of mind that he ditched his passion for cricket and went to act and model in the Bollywood industry. He worked on ramps during fashion shows for famous designers including Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, etc. Later the famous actress Amrita Arora coaxed Aquib to become an actor in Indian Cinema. To make his career successful in the Hollywood Industry, Aquib took professional training in acting, dancing, and martial arts. He has made his acting debut in the movie Lets Dance in which he plays the male lead character. He shares a very good relationship with Salman Khan along with his family. Aquib is a multi-talented person because he is known not just for his skills in the cricket field or his acting but also for making appearances at various music videos. He was seen in a song named Maheru, which was from an album produced by Jojo.    Aquib is now a manager of a restaurant named Slumdog that is located near the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, Shire. Slumdog is owned by his brother, Usman Afzaal.  

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