Mohammad Irfan (Cricket, Bowler Pakistan Team) (born 6 June 1982) is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler. He is notable for his height and pace. His height of 7’1″ (216 cm) makes him the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket, a title that was previously shared by former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner and Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid, both of whom are 6’8″ (203 cm) tall.
Before he was offered a lucrative break in cricket, Irfan contemplated giving up the game and was working for a plastic pipe company. He confirmed his height as 7’1″ which makes him the tallest first-class cricketer of all time above county players Anthony Allom, Paul Dunkels and Will Jefferson, each individually measured at 6’10”.
Irfan’s strength is to get extra bounce from a good length. The biggest challenge for a batsman facing him is that he’s forced to recalibrate his eyeline. As a batsman you’re conditioned to keeing your line of sight almost parallel to the pitch, for that allows you to follow the full trajectory of the ball. If you’re looking slightly high, you may not be in the best position to play full balls, and if you’re looking slightly low, you may misread short balls.
|Biography Record Statistics
|Real Name||Mohammad Irfan Aulakh|
|Profession||Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 216 cm
in meters- 2.16 m
in Feet Inches- 7’ 1”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 105 kg
in Pounds- 231 lbs
|Body Measurements||– Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 36 inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
|International Debut||Test– 14 Feb 2013 vs South Africa in Cape Town
ODI– 10 September 2010 vs England in Chester-le-Street
T20– 25 December 2012 vs India in Bengaluru
#76(IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team||Pakistan U19, Pakistan, Chittagong Vikings, Karachi Kings|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against||India|
|Records (main ones)||Tallest cricketer in cricket history.|
|Career Turning Point||QEA Trophy in 2009|
|Date of Birth||6 June 1982|
|Age (as in 2016)||34 Years|
|Birth Place||Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Gaggo Mandi, Vehari District, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Adam Gilchrist
Bowler: Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Curtly Ambrose
|Girls, Family & More|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Mohammad Irfan Interesting Facts Details:
- Does Mohammad Irfan smoke?: Not Known
- Does Mohammad Irfan drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Irfan is the tallest cricketer in the world with the height of 7’1”.
- Azhar Ali helped him initially by convincing Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) coach Rashid Iqbal to give him a chance.
- He was later noticed by Aaqib Javed, after which he was trained in National Academy in Lahore.
- Before playing cricket, he used to work in a plastic pipe factory.
- He signed a contract for IPL’s team Kolkata KnightRiders in 2011 on recommendation of Wasim Akram, but never played for them.
- His shoe size is 15 (UK).
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