Remember Irfan Pathan‘s incredible celebration when he took the sensational hat-trick against Pakistan or when he took any other wicket. Well those celebrations were nothing compared to how we celebrated in the recently-concluded Ranji Trophy tie between Baroda and Madhya Pradesh. And interestingly, the celebration did not come because of any feat achieved by him but came after his elder brother scored a boundary to reach the three-digit mark in the first innings.
Irfan himself took to Twitter to post the video where he could be seen punching the air and clapping in delight as soon as Yusuf hit one over long on to complete his century. As soon as Yusuf hit the shot, Irfan dropped his bat, punched in the air with a roar before hugging his elder brother.
“That’s how the big man @iamyusufpathan got to his 100 #pureemotion #sheerjoy #love,” Irfan wrote on Twitter along with posting the video.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 11, 2017
Yusuf’s innings, however, went in vain as Madhya Pradesh thrashed Baroda by 8 wickets to start their season in the best-possible manner. Batting first, Madhya Pradesh rode on Shubham Sharma and Ankit Sharma’s centuries to post a mammoth 551 for 8. In reply, Baroda could score only 302, with Yusuf scoring a century while captain Irfan contributing with 80.
Baroda was then enforced to follow-on and although Yusuf scored another century, his side were all out for 318, setting Madhya Pradesh a modest target of 70 which they chased down by losing a couple of wickets.