Irfan Pathan earned praises from television dance reality show judges on ‘debut’ as he began his journey from a discarded India cricketer to a dancer.
Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan made a sensational debut on a television dance reality show — Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 on Sunday. Irfan rocked the show with his performance on an Akshay Kumar hit number – ‘Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita’ from the movie ‘Rowdy Rathore’.
While the 30-year-old Baroda all-rounder won the judges’ hearts on the show with his “Dhamaka” performance, Irfan was himself amazed with his hidden talent.
“I will take this up as a new challenge because the show is all about the journey of a non-dancer to a dancer. It’s going to be a new learning experience,” Irfan had said ahead of his first outing.
Irfan’s earning from the show will be used for his foundation — Cricket Academy of Pathans — for underprivileged children, jointly run by him and his cricketer-brother Yusuf.
The show is judged by Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, filmmaker Karan Johar, dancer Lauren Gottlieb and ace choreographer Ganesh Hegde.