In pictures: Indian cricketers and their tales of struggle

Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who had it tough early, turns a year older today. On this day, We take a look at the many ups and downs some of our cricketers faced in their lives before performing on the big stage



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    Irfan and Yusuf Pathan

    Born in Baroda, Irfan grew up with his elder brother Yusuf (who has also played for India) in a mosque in Vadodara, in am extremely poor family. His father served as the muezzin at the mosque. Irfan and Yusuf played cricket at the side of the mosque, and this is where they picked up the early nuances of the game

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