Greg Chappell didn’t spoil my career, he’s made a punching bag: Irfan Pathan

Irfan stated that it was Sachin Tendulkar’s concept to ship him at quantity three.

Greg Chappel and Irfan Pathan
Greg Chappel and Irfan Pathan. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

Irfan Pathan, the previous Indian cricketer, stated that Greg Chappell didn’t spoil his profession. The southpaw reckons that Chappell, the then head coach, was being made a punching bag, being a foreigner. The legendary Aussie batsman had a controversial stint with Workforce India, particularly attributable to his tussle with Sourav Ganguly and India’s early exit from the 2007 World Cup within the West Indies.

As for Pathan, he emerged as considered one of India’s most promising all-rounders in 2003. He made his debut in Australia and ruffled the feathers of among the finest within the enterprise. Afterward, his prowess with the bat in hand additionally got here to the fore. He was additionally the Participant of the Match within the last of the 2007 T20 World Cup towards Pakistan on the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Nevertheless, steadily his profession noticed a downward pattern and on August 2012, he donned the nationwide colors for the final time on the age of 27. Irfan, who retired from the sport earlier this yr in January, stated that Sachin Tendulkar gave the concept of sending him at quantity three, not Chappell.

It’s not true that Chappell spoiled my profession, says Irfan Pathan

“I had stated this after I had introduced my retirement as properly. Those that discuss Greg Chappell spoiling my profession, by sending me as an allrounder at No.Three and all this stuff… really, it was Sachin paaji’s concept,” Pathan advised to Raunak Kapoor on his channel Past The Subject.

“He suggested Rahul Dravid to ship me at No.3. He stated ‘he (Irfan) has the facility to hit sixes, can tackle the brand new ball and may play the quick bowlers properly too,” he acknowledged.

Pathan batted at three for the primary time towards Sri Lanka within the 2005 collection in Nagpur. There he scored 83 off 70 balls, guiding India to a victory by 152 runs on the VCA Stadium.

“It was tried for the primary time within the collection towards Sri Lanka when Muralitharan was at his peak, and the concept was to assault him as properly. It’s not true that Greg Chappell spoiled my profession. Since he was not from India, it’s simpler to make him a punching bag,” Pathan added.

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