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Irfan Pathan vows to return to India squad

Monday, August 17, 2009 08:02:51 PM, UNI

Speedster Irfan Pathan

Kolkata: Speedster Irfan Pathan today said his non-inclusion in Team India for next month's Champions Trophy in South Africa threw a major challenge and vowed to return soon with better performance.


''I believe in myself and am sure to return with a bang so that I will not be dropped as long I maintain my performance at top level cricket,'' the all rounder said listing his achievement in this year's IPL with 17 wickets and over 200 runs in South Africa.


''I have achieved many things within my age of 23 and my non-inclusion in the Indian team is both dissappointing and challenging. I believe the selectors wanted me to perform better and I will do exactly that in coming games,'' the left-arm medium pacer said.


Irfan said he was basically a bowler and concentrated more on that and at the same time do better in batting. ''In fact I like to prove myself as a good allrounder,'' he said.


Irfan also rejected any suggestion that the BCCI's selection inclined on lobby support and said the best players get priority in the selction process. He stressed the need for having a top level performance as that was the only criterion to get in the Indian squad.


He said his bowling speed remained more or less the same as plus 130 kmph now since his debut in 2004 in Australia. But most important was to have wickets. ''It is hardly a matter if you have pace or not. What is important is to have wicket first as a bowler,'' he said.


Irfan, who was here with his elder brother Yusuf as both are brand ambassadors of Tata Indicom to campaign a project of Photo+Mobile Broadband service, said he was keen to learn from Pakistan's former captain and fast bowler Wasim Akram.


Replying to a query of an offer from former Pakistani bowler, now a cricket commentator, Irfan Pathan said, ''Whenever Wasim Akram visits India I will love to take advice from him.'' On World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regualtions on cricketers in India, Irfan said there was none here who were against the regime but the Board of Control of Cricket of India was now currently handling the situation. He said whatever the BCCI decided on WADA the players would take them in order.














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