Cricketer Irfan Pathan made his debut in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8. With his charming smile and simple yet impressive dance moves the cricketer has impressed the audiences in a very short period. Unfortunately, Irfan will quit the show.
A source was quoted as saying by India-Forums, "The cricketer Irfan Pathan has quit the show. Being a cricketer he had to answer to the call from cricket field. Since he has a match to play, he had to take this call end his Jhalak journey." Well this shows the cricketer's first preference is his game and prefers Cricket over dance! (Image Credit: Colors TV)
Irfan was the first wild-card on the dance reality show. He had also said that his earnings in Jhalak will be used for his cricket academy, which he and his brother run (joint foundation) - Cricket Academy of Pathans.
Irfan had said that he took two-three months to accept the show as he was non-dancer. He took this as a challenge. The cricketer was then quoted by PTI as saying, "This is off season of cricket so I thought of taking up this new challenge. I will be able to learn one or two moves."
The cricketer expressed his wish of being on a singing show. He said with training he can become a decent singer. But he also said that Cricket is his first passion.
While the all-rounder admits he is a non-dancer, it had to be recalled that he had impressed the audience with his very first performance. He and his choreographer Suchitra Sawant had danced for 'Chinta Ta Ta' from Rowdy Rathore.
Last week on Jhalak Reloaded, Irfan had gained 33 points with his performance (Garba) for the song ‘Shubh Aaraambh' from the movie Kai Po Che.