KKR lifted the IPL7 , much to the surprise of many experts , and especially the way KKR started the tournament. They had registered just 2 wins in their first 7 IPL games this season. But they had an amazing turnaround and have a lots of reasons which can be stated as the main force behind their turn around.
Many would argue that it was Uthappa’s form while some would say that Gambhir getting back to was the main reason , but KKR’s all rounder , Yusuf Pathan believes that it was his knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad was the turning point in KKR’s performance.
Yusuf Pathan played a gem of an innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which lead KKR to reach the play offs , standing 2nd in the table. It ensured that KKR will get an extra shot at the finals , if needed, which they did not need eventually.
This knock was even special because Yusuf was not in any form what so ever and it came out of no where.
“The turning point came in that match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at home, in which I played that crucial knock,” he stated DNA .
Pathan also stated that 2nd position in the table ensured that they play the Qualifier-1 in Kolkata , where the conditions suited them and a win there took them straight to the finals. He added that this knock satisfied him but also added that he was in good touch even before this game and it was a matter of one good innings.
Pathan also said that he was confident about the team’s chances of making to the play offs , even after a poor start and praised Gautam Gambhir for not allowing any negativity to grow in the camp.
He also said that Gambhir is the best captain . “ Even when he was not scoring runs, he did not let it affect the team”, Pathan said about Gambhir. He also compared him with Warne.