Yusuf Pathan is eyeing a comeback in the Indian team for the World T20 to be held in 2016 in India. Yusuf played his last T20 for India in March 2012 has been performing well for his franchise side KKR and making it count for Baroda in the current Ranji Season.
“I have had a very good Ranji season this year. If you talk about T20 then I have had a very good IPL season for KKR.
“I am bowling well, letting down 9-10 overs in every match (Vijay Hazare), so things are moving in the right direction.
“Wickets are coming my way and I am also getting runs when I am batting.
“So obviously I am eyeing a place in the upcoming tournament and that’s the T20 World Cup. And I believe that if I keep performing then I will get an opportunity,” Yusuf told PTI in an interview.
On his cricketing future, Yusuf said, “I have a lot of cricket left in me and a long road ahead of me. I am just focussed on doing well. Performing to the best of my ability and leave the rest to the Almighty. I believe if you keep performing, selectors certainly take notice.
“My aim has always been big and it will remain so till the time I play cricket. I will work harder to achieve my goals. If you do well for your team consistently, the team will always like to take your services and give you an opportunity. So my goal is always to play good cricket and work towards it.”
“I have been working on my bowling for quite some time now and the results are certainly showing. Not only on my bowling, I have worked tirelessly on every aspect of my game, whether it is batting or fielding,” he said.
“Look, I have played ODIs and T20s, so obviously I think more about ODIs and T20s. I have not played Test matches, so can’t say much about them. But it’s not that I don’t wish to play Tests. I have done well in the four-day Ranji matches and will certainly look to play these, but yes, for the moment I am enjoying my limited-over cricket,” he said.
Yusuf Pathan was a part of the Indian which won the first T20 World Cup in 2007.
Yusuf Pathan has been out of the Indian side for some time and India needs an allrounder who can bat and ball.
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