Indian Premier League (IPL) auction which took place in Bengaluru on Monday threw up a big surprise with former Indian Test cricketer and T20 stalwart Irfan Pathan going unsold. The 32-year old all-rounder hasn't lost hope and is ready to put his career back on track.
Pathan, who has played for a number of IPL teams overs the years, took to Twitter to share a very emotional message with his fans and followers. Talking about the challenges he has faced in his career, Irfan Pathan wrote:
“In 2010, I had undergone 5 fractures in my back. The physio had told to me that I might now be able to play cricket ever again and should rather give up on my dream. At that point of time I told him, I can bear any pain but cannot the bear the pain of not playing this beautiful game for my country.”
The Gujarat cricketer felt disappointed after being overlooked by the IPL franchises, but he promised to fight back and to not give up on his career.
“I worked hard and not only played cricket again but made a come back to the India team. I have faced many obstacles in my career and life but never gave up, that’s the character I have and will possess.”