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Javed Miandad’s feedback upset my father throughout tour of Pakistan in 2003-04, reveals Irfan Pathan

Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan
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Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan

Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan has revealed his father acquired upset as soon as at Pakistani legend Javed Miandad for his feedback on the quick bowler.

Throughout the India tour of Pakistan in 2003-04, Miandad, who was the coach of Pakistan then, had mentioned that bowlers like Pathan could be discovered on any avenue in Pakistan. The comment left Irfan’s father displeased and he needed to satisfy Miandad within the dressing room after the Check collection was over.

“I bear in mind Javed Miandad saying one thing like bowlers like Pathan are there in each avenue of Pakistan. My father, I bear in mind, studying that information, he did not prefer it in any respect. I bear in mind within the final recreation as nicely, he got here to Pakistan, he got here to me and mentioned ‘I need to go to the dressing room of Pakistan and meet Javed Miandad’ and I mentioned ‘I do not need you to go there’.”

“As quickly as Miandad noticed my father, he stood up and mentioned, ‘no I did not say something about your son. My father had a smirk on his face and mentioned, ‘I did not come right here to say something to you. I needed to satisfy you as you had been an exquisite participant’,” mentioned Irfan Pathan on Star Sports activities’ present Cricket Linked.

The Sourav Ganguly-led facet received the Checks 2-1 and the ODIs 3-2. Speaking about his expertise of touring Pakistan, Irfan mentioned he was actually happy with the hospitality of the neighbours. “The meals, the cricket the dressing room tales, Sachin paaji asking me to sing a track after profitable the collection and small little issues and the entire group was taking part in like a unit, it was fantastic,” Irfan added.

Former India pacer Ashish Nehra additionally spoke in regards to the collection. “These six weeks he was hitting sixes left proper and centre there was little doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan efficiency, all that’s there however to me off the sphere, Pakistan, the nation as a complete and Lakshmipathy Balaji within the dressing room,” mentioned Nehra.

“I nonetheless bear in mind Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his home and that meals in his home was wonderful, I nonetheless bear in mind it,” Nehra added.

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