Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan must have felt heartbroken after being ignored by every single team in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the southpaw with all his talent and experience, can’t always be extended a cold shoulder. As the IPL season is getting underway and all his former teammates must be busy in preparations, Pathan is getting ready for a new responsibility – as coach of Jammu and Kashmir Team.
The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) appointed Pathan as the coach-cum-mentor of its senior state side for the 2018-19 season.
“He will be the coach-cum-mentor of our team for a period of one year,” JKCA CEO Aashiq Bukhari said.
The 33-year-old Pathan played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for India between 2003 and 2012.
Pathan was captain of Baroda for the past two domestic seasons.
On his arrival, Pathan interacted with the young cricketers at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium and told them to work hard on their game in order to reach the next level.
Inputs From PTI
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