Indian bowler Irfan Pathan announced on Saturday that he will be retiring from professional cricket. In his speech Irfan said that, “I am announcing retirement from all forms of cricket.” I have been fortunate to share the dressing room with greats of the game like Ganguly, Dravid and Laxman. Now I am retiring.” Irfan said that, “I would like to thank my family for providing much-needed support. I would like to thank my fans. They have always hoped for my comeback. Thank you for your support.” Irfan Pathan, played his first international match in 2003. He has played for the Indian cricket team for 16 years. Irfan Pathan bowled in the international match against Australia. Pathan got the wicket of batsmen Matthew Hayden and helped India win. After playing for so many years, he played his last international match in 2012, but he continued playing domestic cricket until February 2019. Irfan became the 2nd Indian bowler to score a hat-trick in a test match. In the Test match against Pakistan in Karachi in 2006. Also, in the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup final in 2007 Irfan played extremely well. He picked up 3 wickets in 4 overs, conceding just 16 runs. He played very well! Irfan has secured so many wickets but he has also suffered many injuries. He has decided to focus on training and encouraging cricketers. Irfan said he will continue training batsmen and bowlers. He will now take a step back from cricket and encourage other talent. Nowadays Irfan Pathan has been busy with commentary and is also a cricket analyst. In April 2019, Irfan Pathan joined Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy team as a coach.