The former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has been lately suffering in his career. He has been long out from the national cricket team and the recently concluded auctions couldn't find any takers for the players. However, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has recently appointed Pathan as the coach-cum-mentor of its senior state team for the season 2018-19.
"He will be the coach-cum-mentor of our team for a period of one year," JKCA CEO Aashiq Bukhari said.
The 33-year-old Irfan Pathan has played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for India between 2003 and 2012. Pathan was the captain of Baroda for the past two domestic seasons.
Irfan Khan has met and interacted with the team members of the Jammu and Kashmir team at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium. Irfan has also told the team to work hard.
The recent decision of Irfan Pathan comes as a shock to many as Irfan Pathan has been struggling to find a place in the national team since 2012 onwards. Also, Irfan Pathan found no takers for himself in the IPL 2018 auctions and remained unsold.