Mohammad Irfan, also known as ‘Lambu’, is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler. He is very notable for his height and pace as his height of 7’1″ makes him the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket, a title that was previously shared by former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner and Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid.
Education and Age of Mohammad Irfan
Mohammad Irfan was Born on June 6, 1982 in Guggu Mandi. He received no education since he belonged to the rural areas of Pakistan. He used to work in a plastic pipe factory. Coming from a traditional farming family, Irfan once even gave up playing cricket to support his family. But as luck would have it, he was noticed by Aaqib Javed.
Mohammad Irfan Cricket Career
He made his first class debut featuring in QEA Trophy in 2009 as a member of Khan Laboratories. He was unable to grab wickets in his first match, although in his second match he grabbed 7-113 in second innings along with 9 wickets haul. After impressing in the first class cricket he made his appearance in the 2010 Season of IPL signing a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders.
Muhammad Irfan made a debut in Twenty20 Internationals against arch rival India in the first T20 International match on 25 December 2012. Pakistani team was touring India. Muhammad Irfan was classified as a prominent figure in the series win against India. He was a wild card entry that propelled Pakistan towards glorious victory. In that series, this 7 feet bowler displayed improvements in his bowling as he touched the speeds of 145kph, rising from the 135 kmph he had previously. He gave a new dimension to the Pakistan bowling attack.
Mohammad Irfan Spot Fixing
Irfan was suspended from all forms of cricket on 29 March 2017 by the PCB for failing to report two approaches to corrupt the game during the 2017 Pakistan Super League. The suspension was backdated to the 14 March 2017, the day that he was initially provisionally suspended. In addition, Irfan was fined PKR 1 million. Irfan can have his suspension lifted after six months if he assists the PCB in its ongoing investigations and doesn’t breach the anti corruption code during that time.
Mohammad Irfan Wife, Marriage and Children
Mohammad Irfan is married to Sadia Irfan and lives with his parents and two sons Haider Ali.
Contacting Mohammad Irfan
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