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Price tag, high-profile environment weighing on Yusuf

A hefty price tag and the added pressure of playing for a team with stars have contributed to Yusuf Pathan's loss of confidence (08:10)

May 14, 2014

Posted by caught_knott_bowled_old on (May 16, 2014, 6:54 GMT)

What have Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum got in common...they all played for KKR and had forgettable careers with them. Look at Gayle with RCB. Look at Baz with CSK. Maybe its the organization???

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 19:23 GMT)

He is the most talented batsman on earth , sachin is zero in front of yusuf , he needs to come at one down position in the national side and one big knock will make such a difference , he is a destroyer , best technique , deadly combination

Posted by eng_mdkhan on (May 15, 2014, 11:13 GMT)

He is a player similar to Afridi and such players do not play on confidence they just need a couple of knocks in the center and they are on their way. As Pakistan sticks with Afridi against all odds so should KKR although in all fairness dropping him once in a while would not be a bad idea if he is not coming up with the goods. KKR have dealt with him very patiently so far and maybe it is destined to pay off eventually.

Posted by GrindAR on (May 14, 2014, 20:53 GMT)

Just remind him the word... RUTHLESS.... thats what defined his attitude.... where is that himself now? He need to just remind himself to be RUTHLESS... what he need to get back his confidence.... In fact, limited use of his bowling is better for a team as he break the continuity and momentum of batsmen.

Posted by AVRAJAN on (May 14, 2014, 18:03 GMT)

I asked a boy playing for his college cricket team as to who is his role model?, obviously expecting that he will mention Sachin immediately. To my surprise he said " Yusuf Pathan" and added saracstically " If I become like Sachin I have to perform well like Sachin otherwise I will be dropped. If I play like Yusuf Pathan I need not score and still retain my place."

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