One of the best all-rounder from India, still hasn’t give up his hope. Irfan made his debut as a teenager. He failed to find the place in Indian team due to inconsistent form and fitness. He hopes to make a comeback for Team India like Ashish Nehra.
Irfan Pathan was the highest wicket taker in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy but he was included in the Asia Cup and World Cup T20I.
He is the first Indian bowler to take hat-trick in Test Cricket and he said,“Sitting out so much in such a big tournament is not easy but then the team management has to choose the playing XI keeping in mind the best combination. I rate coach Stephen Fleming very high and Dhoni understands the game well. I am sure they have faith in my cricket abilities. I would give my best in the next edition.”
Regarding neutral venues of Indian cricket Irfan Pathan said, “It will be challenging for the all the teams. Getting out of the respective comfort zones would stretch the cricketers and test their calibre. The matches were getting over inside two days with the teams getting home advantage.”
Irfan has played 29 matches and taken 100 wickets in Test cricket, said, “It does excite me. Earlier we were playing four home and four away games, but now all the eight games will be away from home. It will test my abilities. At the same time, I am raring for all the challenges coming my way as my focus is to do well for Baroda and aim for a national comeback.”