New Delhi: After failing to find a buyer in the Indian Premier league auction for the 10th version, veteran all-rounder Irfan pathan took to micro blogging site Twitter to share an emotional letter to his fans and followers.
Irfan Pathan was one of the big names to go unsold in IPL auction 2017. The 32-year-old had a base price of Rs. 50 lakhs but franchises chose to ignore the left arm all rounder and instead bid for uncapped youngsters.
Talking about the challenges he faced in his career, Pathan wrote:
“In 2010, I had undergone 5 fractures in my back. The physio had told to me that I might now be able to play cricket ever again and should rather give up on my dream. At that point of time I told him, I can bear any pain but cannot the bear the pain of not playing this beautiful game for my country.”
The Gujarat cricketer had a decent run with West Zone in recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Pathan looks hurt after the IPL 2017 snub but promised to fight back an not give up on his career.
“I worked hard and not only played cricket again but made a comeback to the India team. I have faced many obstacles in my career and life but never gave up, that’s the character I have and will possess.”
In the 9th edition of IPL, Pathan was a part of Rising Pune Supergiants but failed to make it in the playing in most of the matches.
Irfan Pathan has represented India in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and T20Is.