July 6, 2007

Indian cricket

Irfan Pathan back to swinging days

Sriram Veera
Irfan Pathan goes airborne after bowling Brian Lara, India v West Indies, Champions Trophy, 9th match, Ahmedabad, October 26, 2007
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Is he back to his best? Is he out of the lean patch? Pradeep Kumar, of Times of India, finds out.

Everything is going well. I working on on my routines well. My fitness level is high. I am bowling well and even played a game in which I bowled 17 overs. I am feeling very positive now. I cannot say anything more now. I'm waiting for things to happen. I just need to be patient.

Also, read Kadambari Murali on the same issue at the Hindustan Times.

What did you work on?

Two-three things. I was hurrying into things. Lower body to upper body coordination with my side-on action wasn't quite okay. With Sekhar, we worked for two days, and he was pretty happy, we gradually built it up. I also had to work on my right arm, which I wasn't using much. For every bowler, the non-bowling arm is very important for guidance, that was missing a bit.

The superstar lifestyle, Mumbaiā€¦.did it all get to you?

Sriram Veera is a former staff writer at ESPNcricinfo

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