Former Indian all rounder in Irfan Pathan who was seen as the next big thing in the Indian cricket circuit didn’t had a fruitful ending to his career due to injuries and mismanagement. The southpaw seemed to be an exciting prospect when he made his debut for India. He gave a ray of hope to the Indian fans because he burst into the scene when India were struggling to find quality all rounders
The all rounder who retired from all forms of cricket last year expressed his disappointment for not getting proper backing from the team management during his playing days in his latest interview with India Today.
I feel like if an opener is asked to bat at No. 7 then there will be a difference in his number. Just take an example of Chris Gayle. He if bats at No. 7 then he will not get to bat in 3-4 matches, he will get out early on in some matches and in others, he will get a chance to bat only for 5-6 overs. So now it is the captain’s role to back him because you had only changed his role. So I think, I did not get the backing there. I had Man-of-the-Match in my last ODI, last T20I. People who say, I wasn’t getting the swing need to know that I was bowling first change. So the role was changed
One of the main reasons for Irfan Pathan’s unsuccessful career was his injuries. His injury hampered his pace and swing and he even had to change his action which didn’t augur well for the all rounder.
Here’s what Irfan Pathan had to say about MS Dhoni
I had talked to Mahi about it. I also talked to him about the statement he made about me during the 2008 Australia series that Irfan wasn’t bowling well. So I asked him that I was bowling well in the whole series, so I asked him for clarification and what could I do to get better. I remember getting dropped after winning the game in Sri Lanka in 2008, who gets dropped after winning the game for the country. Which match-winner is made to sit outside, but I did