October 27 marks the 39th birthday of former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, and the cricketing world is celebrating the special day. Among the well-wishers, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar extended his birthday greetings to Irfan with a memorable Bollywood-inspired message.
Sachin Tendulkar, who shared the cricket field with Irfan Pathan on numerous occasions, chose a Bollywood twist to wish his former teammate a happy birthday. He playfully referenced Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster movie “Pathan” and wrote on his X (formerly Twitter) post “Happy birthday, Irfan. Maze karo aur jhoomte raho kyunki jhoomein jo ‘Pathan’…mehfil hi lut jaaye.” The message resonated with fans and fellow cricketers.
Irfan Pathan’s Commentary Journey
Irfan Pathan’s journey in cricket has taken a new direction as he has become a prominent voice in the commentary box, offering insights and analysis during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. His engaging and charismatic presence has earned him a substantial following on social media, where he shares his perspective on the game.
Irfan Pathan’s journey as a commentator hasn’t been without its share of controversies. In one of the matches between Pakistan and Afghanistan during the World Cup, he shared a light-hearted dance moment with Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan after Afghanistan secured their first-ever win against Pakistan in ODI cricket. While this gesture was appreciated by many, it also drew criticism from some former Pakistani players and fans who accused him of being biased towards a particular team despite his role as a neutral commentator.
Sachin’s Wish Gains Popularity
Sachin Tendulkar’s unique birthday wish to Irfan Pathan was well-received by cricket fans, with many applauding the creativity and camaraderie between the two former teammates. The post garnered numerous likes, including one from Irfan’s elder brother, Yusuf Pathan, and several other cricketing icons.
As Irfan Pathan celebrates his 39th birthday, the heartwarming message from Sachin Tendulkar, infused with a touch of Bollywood glamour, adds a memorable and celebratory note to the occasion. Irfan’s journey in cricket has seen him transition from the field to the commentary box, where he continues to captivate fans with his insights and presence. Despite occasional controversies, the cricketing world comes together to celebrate the career and birthday of the former Indian all-rounder.