Irfan Pathan challenges Virat Kohli’s Team India for a farewell cum charity match

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Ever since former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his unexpected and sudden retirement from international cricket, fellow cricketers and fans have been demanding for a farewell cum charity match. A former teammate of Dhoni, Irfan Pathan though had a different idea of sorts. Irfan Pathan has called for a farewell cum charity match and challenges current India team captained by Virat Kohli to it.

Irfan Pathan Calls For Farewell cum Charity Match
With the talks of a farewell game for MS Dhoni doing the rounds, former allrounder Irfan Pathan has called for a farewell game that’ll feature all retired cricketers against the current India team led by Virat Kohli. In a bid to lend the retired cricketers the much-needed recognition towards their contribution to Indian cricket, Pathan pitched for a farewell game that could also double up as a charity initiative.

Pathan’s Squad Misses Big Names in Sachin and Saurav
When Irfan Pathan called for a farewell cum charity game that could feature India’s retired cricketers against the current team of players led by Virat Kohli, it raised a few eyebrows. Pathan’s squad missed two top names in Indian cricket. Fans were furious when they learned that Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly were not part of the XI retired cricketers named by Pathan.

Fan Questions Pathan Over Team
Fans seemed upset over Sachin and Saurav’s exclusion from Pathan’s team of retired players. Some event vented their frustration at Pathan’s team selection on Twitter.

Pathan Gives Fitting Response
Irfan Pathan though was quite intent with his team views and gave a fitting response to the fan. Per Pathan, Sachin, and Saurav, both legends of the game had gone their much-deserved farewell games. It’s no choice the two can be left out of a farewell game. ‘It’s a foolish thought to even have the two left out’, expressed Pathan.

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