Saudi Arabia Honours Irfan Pathan with Cricket Bat

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JEDDAH — Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has been honoured with a cricket with his name inscribed on it by the government of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah on Sunday during his visit to the country.

The Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation (SACF) Prince Saud bin Mishal met former Indian allrounder, who took retirement from all forms of the cricket on January 4, 2020, and presented him with the cricket bat.

37-year-old cricketer expressed his gratitude to the Saudi government for presenting him with a cricket bat and lauded the progress of the sport in Saudi Arabia.

Pathan took to Twitter and wrote, “Thank you HRH Prince @saudmishal for the lovely bat with my name engraved on it and yeah I liked the number too;)  wishing you and your team @Tariq_Sagga @cricketsaudi all the luck. I’m sure under your leadership Saudi cricket will prosper in KSA! #Cricket.”

“Pathan expressed his happiness at the rapid progress of his sport in Saudi Arabia and the many steps the federation is taking to expand its appeal and involvement — especially among female and youth players, both boys and girls,” the SACF said in a tweet.

Prince Saud together with SACF Executive Director Tariq Sagga received the retired legendary Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan and presented him with an inscribed cricket bat in honour of his visit.

 Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation (SACF) Prince Saud bin Mishal presented Irfan Pathan an inscribed cricket bat in Jeddah on Sunday. Photo: Irfan Pathan/Twitter

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