Irfan Pathan, India’s all-rounder, who used to be treated as one of the most talented swing and seam bowler after legendary Kapil Dev, has claimed that he is working hard on his bowling and batting skills to stage a comeback. He had played his last match, a T-20, against South Africa in October 2012. He plays for Baroda in Ranji Trophy and plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. He will be completing 29 years in October but he appears determined to join the squad again. Relying on his performance in the Ranji Trophy matches, he said “I will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the Ranji Trophy matches and if you play four-day cricket, it would be easier to play one-day cricket. Before or after the World Cup, I am sure that I will soon be playing for Team India.”

Hoping to utilize his past experience he explained “I am very much excited about Ranji Trophy matches. I will contribute towards bowling and batting as well. The experience that I have gained in so many years is an advantage. I will use that advantage and try my best to make a comeback.”

Pathan , however expresses his full confidence so far as Virat Kohli is concerned “I think Virat will definitely get his form back. He is an excellent and confident player. Neither we nor his fans should bother about Virat’s performance during a particular season. I am very confident that what has been happening to him (Kohli) will make him a better player.”

Original source -> NDTV Sports

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