India will face Australia in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023 on Sunday, November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. As soon as the game started, fans immediately noticed the absence of former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan in the commentary team.
Many people took to X (formerly known as Twitter) and wondered where Irfan Pathan was. It is noteworthy that the former Indian all-rounder had taken a private chartered flight to Ahmedabad after playing a match-winning inning in the first game of the ongoing Legends League Cricket (LLC).
Pathan He was quick to get to X and inform fans about his situation. The 39-year-old wrote, “The whole world is coming to Ahmedabad. But got badly stuck in traffic. First air traffic, now on the road. Can’t wait to get on the ground.”
The whole world is coming to Ahmedabad ❤️. But got badly stuck in traffic. First air traffic, now on the road. Can’t wait to get on the ground. #INDvsAUSFinal
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 19 November 2023
Irfan Pathan’s masterclass leads Bhilwara Kings to spectacular win in LLC
Talking about the performance of Irfan Pathan, the former all-rounder had performed brilliantly in the season opener. legends league cricket (LLC) 2023. In the first game, defending champions India Capitals face Bhilwara Kings on Saturday, November 18 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
The clash started with the Capitals opting to bat first and scoring a total of 228 runs in 20 overs. Captain Gautam Gambhir was the highest wicket taker by scoring 63 runs in 35 balls. In the first innings, Irfan Pathan took one wicket and gave 31 runs in two overs.
Bhilwara Kings had a good start to chase the target and Solomon Mayer scored 70 runs in 40 balls. Furthermore, it was Irfan Pathan’s innings that finished the game for the Kings and won them the game. Pathan scored 65* runs in just 19 balls and while chasing the target, his team won the match by three wickets.
Here is how fans reacted to Irfan Pathan’s absence in the commentary box:
Please join in ASAP… I love that your comment is not just a statement; It is a sweet blend of cricketing wit, storytelling and deep love for the game. Words are not just spoken; You are woven together, portraying the brilliance of cricket.
– Jigish Shah (@JShah38) 19 November 2023
Have a safe journey Irfan. See you soon at the stadium 🏟️
— Anupama Singh (@anupamaasingh) 19 November 2023
Come sir…INDIA 🇮🇳 bat first.
– A Class Cricket (@aclasscricket92) 19 November 2023
I can’t wait to see your commentary and yes you played like a pro yesterday🙌🙌
— Dipak Kumar Yadav Dipak Kumar Yadav (@Dipakkryadavv) 19 November 2023
Missing you on the panel. Can’t wait to see you get here 😊
– Harleen (@harleenvij) 19 November 2023
Jaldi aao sir plss waiting for ur commentary 🧿
— Nishant (@nishantdec26) 19 November 2023