‘Everybody compared Irfan Pathan with Wasim Akram’: Suresh Raina

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Irfan Pathan and Wasim Akram
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Srinagar: Indian cricketer Suresh Raina recently said that everybody used to comoare former Indian pacer, Irfan Pathan, with Wasim Akram.

Pathan, who made a sparkling start to this career, couldn’t climb the ladder as was expected of him, owing to injuries and several other issues.

Recalling Pathan’s early days, Raina remarked that people compared the left-arm pacer to Pakistan veteran Wasim Akram.

“Everybody used to compare you (Irfan) with Wasim Akram. The long and curly hair, almost like the brand ambassador of head and shoulders. When I came into the Indian side in 2005 you were already such a big name, very famous,” said Raina in an Instagram live with Irfan Pathan.

Irfan announced retirement from all forms of cricket recently, marking an end to his one and off career. He is currently the mentor of J&K senior cricket team.

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