Star cricketer Irfan Pathan would not have opted for the opportune time as this as he hit the blistering 91 off 76 balls during the Ranji Trophy match between J&K and Uttar Pradesh.
It was full Pathan power on display as junior Pathan played a scintillating quick knock at a time when Indian Premier League players auctions are about to be held in next couple of days. The list of players for IPL was yesterday sent to Franchisee teams and in coming days there will be bidding of players for the cash rich team.
Not only did Pathan played a crucial quick knock for J&K on Thursday but his knock included hitting 4 sixes off 4 consecutive balls against Saurabh Kumar. Pathan hit 4 big sixes against UP spinner off 4 straight balls. In total Pathan hit 5 sixes during his knock and also 10 fours.
It would not be a case that IPL teams would have missed this as they keep keen eye on the performances. Pathan with the bat has been in fine touch during Ranji Trophy matches for J&K.