Irfan Pathan has hit back at former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq for calling India pacer Jasprit Bumrah a ‘baby bowler’ and has urged fans to not pay heed to such ‘over the top statements’. Taking to social media on Thursday, Irfan Pathan did not take any names in his tweet but used #Bumrah that hinted that he was responding to Razzaq’s recent statements.
“I have played against great bowlers like Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram, so Bumrah is a baby bowler in front of me and I could have easily dominated and attacked him,” Razzaq had said in an interview to Cricket Pakistan. Responding to it, Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Irfan jese bowlers hamari gali gali mein paae jate hay par jab jab ye galli bowler inke samne khela har baar inki gilliyan nikal ke rakh di. Request to all fans not to pay any heat to those unnecessary over the top statements. Just read and :)”
“Your Irfan Pathans are in every gully and mohalla of Pakistan. We don’t even bother to look at them,” Miandad said in an interview in 2004. In less than two years time, the Indian all-rounder stunned Pakistan with a hat-trick in a Test match in Karachi in 2006. Pathan has an impressive record against Pakistan with 27 wickets in 10 Tests and 34 wickets in 23 ODIs.