The Indian swing bowler Irfan Pathan is eagerly waiting for his comeback in the national Indian team. Irfan played his last One Day International match about five years ago, while for nine years he didn’t play and test match for India.
He believes that his time is running for the comeback in the national team. Irfan Pathan is mostly known for his epic hat-trick in the first of a test match against Pakistan in in Karachi.
Pathan said,”I know that I’m – you know, I’m standing on thin ice. I started early this season and I’m doing everything that I could to hopefully achieve my dream in the future. This season is going to be very, very crucial.”
Irfan Pathan is now leading the Baroda team in the ongoing Ranji Trophy tournament. Irfan is out of the team since his injury, When he played for nine consecutive days. After that, he unable to make his comeback in the Indian Team.
Pathan said,”I was playing a Champions League game, the semi-final. I was playing a Champions League game, the semi-final. We lost the game. The same night we took a flight (back to India). A couple of days in between and I played a three-day game against England. Third day, the last day, I took a flight to Baroda. From the next day onwards, I played a Ranji Trophy game against Karnataka. I scored a hundred in that game, bowled more than 20 overs in an innings, so I played about nine days continuously.”
“My knee flared up and I got a fracture. So, in ten days I took an international flight, played a T20 game, came to India, I was still jet-lagged, played a three-day game, scored 45 against England, bowled more than 20-25 overs (19 overs), took a flight on the third day, played the Ranji Trophy whole game, and on the last day I got injured. Who plays that? No one plays seven days of continuous first-class cricket. So that was my commitment and eventually I got injured.”
“I haven’t talked about this but this is what happened before I got injured. So, if not me, even the fittest guy would get like, you know – in terms of energy, people used to call me powerhouse because I can go on the whole day and energy was never an issue, but managing workload sometimes was an issue with me. Sometimes I used to overwork, so that was a main issue and this was happening exactly that way. I needed help as well, and I asked for help and I didn’t get help,” he added.