Irfan Pathan reveals that he said something about Sangakkara’s wife
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan retired from all forms of the sport last week. He has been an important part of Indian cricket history. After his announcement, he had promised to contribute to Indian cricket in the future. In 173 games, Irfan Pathan bagged 301 wickets and scored as many as 2,821 runs to his name.
He was last seen in coloured clothing in the year 2012 and realizing that his time was already over and that the youngsters needed a chance to come through the ranks, Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Meanwhile, the former all-rounder also spoke about how once he got involved in a heated exchange with Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara on the field where he spoke something about his wife.
We all know that cricket is a gentlemen’s game but at times, emotions can get the better of the other and that’s what happened to Irfan Pathan who couldn’t control his emotions in the heated discussion.
Irfan Pathan shared one such sledging incident during a talk show on Star Sports. He had replied to Kumar Sangakkara’s sledging by saying something personal about his wife. However, this created a massive rift between the two but later on, both became friends again.
“[Kumar] Sangakkara was just trying to tell me something very nasty. He said something personal, I said something personal to him. I said something about his wife, he said something about my father and my mother. At that time, we were not happy with each other,” Irfan Pathan disclosed while speaking on Star Sports.
“I remember, for a month, as soon as his wife used to come on the right, I used to go left. One day, Sangakkara came and said… ‘you remember this guy, he is the guy who said something about you’. I said sorry.
And then Sangakkara explained, I said something first and then only he said something about you. It ended that way. There is no hard feeling and then we became friends,” he added in a statement.