Pakistan’s left-arm pacer, Muhammad Irfan, has revealed that he had been offered to play for United State’s basketball team but he refused it.
Irfan, who stands 7 feet and 1 inches tall, claims that following his exclusion from Pakistan national side, he was approached by US basketball representatives who put forth the preposition.
In response to the offer, Irfan said:
I was offered to play basketball for the US national side, but I refused the offer as I only want to represent Pakistan.
The 35-year-old stated that he only has interest in serving Pakistan and no one else.
Pakistan is everything for me, what I am today is because of Pakistan. I want to play only for Pakistan.
After his constant refusal to agree to their terms, Irfan was offered America’s nationality as well. But Irfan stood firm and refused all the offers.
Here’s a video clip of him talking to a local media outlet and explaining what happened:
Irfan refuses to play basketball for the US national team
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Although Irfan hasn’t featured for Pakistan on regular basis but his passion for the game and country is truly admirable.