Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan recently announced his retirement. Former India coach, Greg Chappell shared his insights on the cricketer.
The former allrounder for the India national cricket team, Irfan Pathan announced his retirement a few days ago.
The former Australian cricketer, Greg Chappell showered Pathan with praises saying, ‘Irfan was happy to play whatever role the team required. He was both courageous and selfless’.
Greg Chappell was a former Australian cricketer who played at international levels for Tests and ODIs. He became the coach of the Indian national cricket team for two years up to the 2007 World Cup.
On top of that, Chappell further said ‘Irfan proved that he was a very capable all-rounder. Apart from what he did in limited-overs cricket, he very nearly scored a Test century (93 vs Sri Lanka at the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi). His swing bowling was very good, with the highlight for me being his hat trick in the first over of a Test match against Pakistan in Karachi’.
Pathan claims that he was only able to prove his impressive batting skills during the captaincy of Rahul Dravid. Chappell also suggested to use the left hander’s batting skills. He wanted to turn Pathan into a true allrounder by adding another responsibility.
Pathan was part of the Indian national cricket team and the Kings XI Punjab for the Indian Premier League.
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