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Irfan Pathan cheeky response to wrongly-tagged tweet is going viral

Indian pacer Irfan Pathan who has been subject to social media trolling on several occasions was, for once, not on the receiving end.

When Irrfan Khan bagged the Best Actor trophy at the Filmfare Awards on Saturday for Hindi Medium little did he know the Indian pacer would get credit for it.

It all started when a leading magazine posted a tweet to congratulate Khan but ended up tagging the cricketer instead. They wrote, “It was definitely well deserved, @IrfanPathan”.

But an error in putting out a congratulatory tweet saw a leading entertainment magazine’s Twitter handle conveying wishes to the Indian cricketer and not the actor.

Irfan was impish in his reply, as he apologised for not being present at the award function and requested the trophy to be sent at his home. Irfan’s reply had many of his followers in splits.

And Twitterati had a good laugh.

The 33-year-old all-rounder made his last international appearance in late 2012, and has also not been among the most sought after players during Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions.

Dropped as Baroda Ranji Trophy skipper, Irfan Pathan takes a dig at ‘boss’ on Twitter

The decision to sack Irfan comes as a surprise especially since he scored 80 in the opening round against Madhya Pradesh and picked up a wicket in both the games

Irfan Pathan’s hopes of making a comeback into the national team suffered a major setback after he was sacked as captain of the Baroda Ranji team after two rounds and then dropped from the 15-man squad for the third match against Tripura. Baroda, currently at the bottom of Group C, will now be led by all-rounder Deepak Hooda. Irfan, who has picked up just two wickets in the tournament so far, has also been dropped from the 15-man squad for their third game, against Tripura. The decision to sack Irfan comes as a surprise especially since he scored 80 in the opening round against Madhya Pradesh and picked up a wicket in both the games.

In the tweet he posted, as ‘Not wishing Good Morning & not being a YES man to your boss can go against u…but don’t bother, keep doing your work.

Irfan, who made his Test debut against Australia in 2003 at the Adelaide Oval where he dismissed Matthew Hayden as his maiden scalp, last played a Test match in 2008 against South Africa.

Irfan played his last ODI and Test in 2012 and 2008 respectively.

But this left-arm pacer was responded by many of his fans wishing him the best and encouraging him not to give up.

The left-arm pacer, who is known for his hat-trick against Pakistan in Karachi, admitted in a recent interview that time was running out fast for him to make a comeback into the Indian team.

After Irfan Pathan, ‘sanskaari’ trolls target Mithali Raj for her ‘indecent dresseing’

With social networking site Twitter being a common platform, where people often share useless opinions, hate or filth, there are several instances where eminent personalities were subjected to moral policing. Days after cricketer Irfan Pathan got trolled for posting a picture with his wife, now the ‘sanskaari’ Twitter users have targeted the captain of Women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj.

Mithali Raj, on Wednesday, shared an old picture with three of her colleagues, in which the highest run-scorer in women’s ODI cricket history was seen wearing a black spaghetti top. And even as it looked like a normal picture to many, the ‘sanskaari’ trolls took a dig at Raj, stating that her dress code was indecent.


Even earlier, the Indian skipper had been a target of moral policing on Twitter. Weeks back, Mithali Raj posted a picture of her with fellow cricketers Nooshin Al Khadeer, Veda Krishnamurthy, and Mamatha Maben. And out of nowhere, a Twitter user named Ashim Das Choudhury, hit out at Raj, pointing out that her sweaty armpits looked odd.


However, in a befitting reply, Mithali Raj responded, “I m where I m because I sweated it out on d field! I see no reason 2 b ashamed f it, when I’m on d ground inaugerating a cricket academy.”

And with her latest post, wearing a black spaghetti top, here is how ‘sanskaari’ users trolled her:


However, many progressive minds on Twitter came in support of the Indian skipper and lashed out at the trolls:


Irfan Pathan Lashed Out For Wearing Rakhi, Troll Army At Work Again.

On Monday, Cricketer Irfan Pathan has posted his photo with a Rakhi on the wrist, wishing his fans ‘Happy Rakshabandhan’ has created a pool of trolls over him.

He is no stranger of being trolled and so this was not the first time. Recently he was trolled on religious grounds for posting a picture with his wife Safa Banj which was named as un-Islamic because she was wearing nail paint and was not covering her arms.

At that time Comments ranged from how Irfan should have asked Safa to cover her face as it is his duty to do the same as a Muslim and as a Pathan.

And this time, when he took Facebook for wishing his fans Rakshabandhan, they lashed out Irfan for celebrating ‘Hindu festival’ being a Muslim.

But some of them applauded it too.

However, the cricketer chose Instagram to hit back to the trolls and conveyed that people should stop this ‘nonsense’.

“Using foul language. Talking each other rudely on basis of religion. It shows nothing but ur own learning which some ppl have gathered in their mind over the years.stop this nonsense of putting each other down,”  wrote Irfan.


By: Simran Dhingra

Shocking!! These Players Didn’t Makeup In Any Team As Owner Wanted To Pay In Rs 500 And Rs 1000 Notes.

After six months long drama where the men in blue defeated West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh in the longer format, now the focus shifts towards to T20 cricket before India gears up for another thrilling Test series against Australia. Today, around 352 cricketers from all across the world will go under Richard Madley’s hammer at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bengaluru. Just one day before the auction, we got shocking news of MS Dhoni’s sacking from captaincy and Mitchell Starc pulled out from the 10th season of Indian Premier League. As the owners started bidding today, major twist and turns are seen.

The major shocker came when the players like Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and S Badrinath remain unsold. While talking to News Leak Centre, the source sitting in action revealed the demonetization the real reason for the players to not get into any of the team. The source said “Demonetisation is the reason for Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma Cheteshwar Pujara and S Badrinath to not be able to play this installment of the IPL” The source further added “The team owner has to get rid off those remaining Rs500 and Rs1000 notes he had, as the owner forgot to exchange the banned notes within the time period. So, he planned to get rid-off the notes by paying the fees of the named players in the banned notes”

Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, S Badrinath and Cheteshwar Pujara

There are players who got the expected amount they wanted. Players like Kagiso Rabada, a South African pacer, who sold for Rs 5cr and New Zealand cricket team Vice-captain, Ben Stokes, sold for Rs 14.5 crores. Sources close to the players revealed the miscommunication between the owner and the auctioneer. The source revealed, “Team owner misheard the auction value and hit the baton.” Adding to it further, he says “The owner tried convincing the auctioneer, but the damage was done. Nothing can be done now.”

In the case of Ben Stokes, the owner didn’t give up because of being pressurised by his wife, the source revealed “The team which now owns Ben Stokes for the IPL 2017 bought the player under the pressure of his wife. As there was much demand for the player, the owner’s wife didn’t want to lose with the other woman present in the room” The source added “Still, it’s a fair price of Ben Stokes, as the Tamil Nadu MLA’s were rumoured to be bought at Rs 20 crores”

Kagsio Rabada and Ben Stokes

The other players who also see the day of the light were Tejas Baroka and Umang Sharma were bought at a price of a coffee of Rs 10 Lakhs (considering the players being sold in crores)

The article is the work of fiction, readers are advised not to take it seriously.

BY: Ananya Pandit