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Irfan, Yusuf Pathan's On-Field Altercation Shocks Fans And Teammates

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, known for their strong support for each other in their cricket careers, shocked fans and teammates with a heated argument during the India vs South Africa Champions match.

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, known for their strong support for each other in their cricket careers, shocked fans and teammates with a heated argument during the India vs South Africa Champions match. The incident happened during a crucial moment in the game, in the penultimate over of the Indian innings bowled by Dale Steyn.

Irfan tried to hit a big shot but only managed a top edge, sending the ball towards long-off. The fielder missed the catch but quickly threw the ball back. Irfan wanted to take a second run and had reached halfway down the pitch, but Yusuf didn’t want to run back, leading to Irfan getting run out. Frustrated, Irfan angrily confronted his brother on the field.

This surprising incident contrasts sharply with their usual display of brotherly support. Irfan had even campaigned for Yusuf during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Baharampur, West Bengal. Irfan has often expressed his love and respect for Yusuf, who took on family responsibilities when Irfan was away playing for Team India.

In a recent interview with the Telegraph, Irfan said, “I got picked for the national side first. When I was on national duty, he’d handle all responsibilities at home. Bhai is the sort who speaks less, works more.”

While emotions can run high in matches, this clash between the Pathan brothers was particularly unfortunate and unexpected.

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