Indian cricket April 7, 2014

Irfan's tale of swinging fortunes

In an interview with Deba Prasad Dhar for the Mumbai Mirror, Irfan opens up about his loss of form, the pain of watching India play from the sidelines, the support he received from his brother Yusuf, and his plans for the future

It seems like an eternity since Irfan Pathan broke into the scene and raised eyebrows with his immaculate seam and swing. However, since being named Man of the Match in the 2007 World T20 final, the allrounder hasn't had the best of times. In an interview with Deba Prasad Dhar for the Mumbai Mirror, Irfan opens up about his loss of form, the pain of watching India play from the sidelines, the support he received from his brother Yusuf, and his plans for the future.

You remember 2007 when I returned to India from South Africa in the middle of the tour. I wasn't landing the ball where I wanted to. I wanted to acquire as much knowledge as I could to get better quickly. Perhaps I should have been a little patient and waited for a while. At the time I didn't make my game simple. There's nothing like excess information. Eventually, the knowledge did help me. Why me, it benefitted others as well.

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