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Fans mistake cricketer's identity with AIMIM UP Secretary after #ReleaseIrfanPathan trends on Twitter

Twitter was set abuzz after the cricket fans misinterpret former cricketer Irfan Pathan with his namesake.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 24 July 2022 03:41 PM

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The cricket fans have mistaken former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan for the trending hashtag #ReleaseIrfanPathan on Twitter. The viral hashtag was directed for the AIMIM Secretary from Uttar Pradesh, who shares the same name as the former Indian cricketer.

Twitter was set abuzz after the cricket fans misinterpreted former cricketer Irfan Pathan with his namesake UP's AIMIM Secretary, who was arrested.

Here is how Twitterati reacted:

Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan is an active social media user as he does not hold himself from sharing his opinion on Twitter. Recently, Irfan Pathan praised Pakistan skipper Babar Azam over his comments for his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli.

Babar Azam took to Twitter to extend his support for the out-of-form Virat Kohli and tweeted a picture of him alongside the Indian batter and captioned, "This too shall pass. Stay strong. #ViratKohli"

After liking this tweet, Irfan wrote, "But you will be remembered for this."

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