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Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Irfan has made an incredible bold claim, saying that he is responsible for ending India opener Gautam Gambhir’s limited overs career.
Irfan noted that he dismissed Gambhir four times during a limited overs series in 2012, and the 37-year-old was only picked for one more ODI series, which came against England in January 2013, before he was dropped.
“When I played against India, they were not comfortable batting against me. Some of them told me in the 2012 series in India that they couldn’t [see] my ball properly because of my height and also didn’t read my pace,” Irfan told Samaa TV as quoted by the Hindustan Times.
“He (Gambhir) didn’t like to face me in matches or when both teams had nets, I always felt he avoided eye to eye contact with me. I remember I got out him four times in the 2012 limited over series and he was unnerved against me.
“I believe I ended his career. He did not play many more matches after that series.”