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'Short man' Irfan aims high for Pakistan

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A towering man of seven feet one inch, fast-rising Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan often struggles to find bowling shoes that fit and a comfortable bed. 

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan stretches during a practice session at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore on December 15, 2012. A towering man of seven feet one inch, fast-rising Pakistan paceman Irfan often struggles to find bowling shoes that fit and a comfortable bed.

But on the cricket pitch, the 30-year-old former factory worker is more than comfortable with a new ball in his hands, cleverly exploiting his height to unsettle some of the best batsmen in the world with bounce, pace and variation.

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