Calcutta: Irfan Pathan has made a decent comeback to the Indian team after more than a 2-year hiatus.
Since his return, after improving from a back injury, he has taken 13 wickets from 8 one-day International matches and one from a T20 tie. On Tuesday, Irfan said that change in his bowling action did the deception for him. Obviously, the change in the bowling action is work for me. I’ has worked really hard. It took time to change my action. My position is much straighter at the present, Irfan said.
The 27-year-old pacer said that Delhi DareDevils adviser TA Sekar and head coach Eric Simons helped him when he decisive to change his action. particularly after my back injury, I needed to change my action. So, change was the need of the hour. I also got valuable inputs from Eric,” Irfan said.
Irfan, who had vanished from the national team after start with a bang, his current stint with Team India is his second innings? I take it as a 2nd innings. Not many people come back after injury. But I am lucky that I have been able to come back. I capacity be going for runs in some matches, but you cannot really help it since you can go for run in the casualty over’s or in the Power plays Irfan said.
However, it’s important to maintain taking wickets. I feel really happy with my performance in Australia I had taken fairly a 5 wickets. The Bangladesh tour has not been so good for me… But overall, I’m happy.
Irfan is now all alert to cement his place in the side. And he knows it very well that good show in the IPL is of utmost significance. I will be playing a lot more matches. I will get to bowl at crucial juncture. I never run away from challenges. I just want to enjoy the game, he said.