Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan has printed his father were given disenchanted as soon as at Pakistani legend Javed Miandad for his feedback at the speedy bowler.
All through the India excursion of Pakistan in 2003-04, Miandad, who was once the trainer of Pakistan then, had mentioned that bowlers like Pathan may also be discovered on any boulevard in Pakistan. The observation left Irfan’s father displeased and he sought after to fulfill Miandad within the dressing room after the Take a look at collection was once over.
“I have in mind Javed Miandad announcing one thing like bowlers like Pathan are there in each and every boulevard of Pakistan. My father, I have in mind, studying that information, he did not find it irresistible in any respect. I have in mind within the final recreation as neatly, he got here to Pakistan, he got here to me and mentioned ‘I need to move to the dressing room of Pakistan and meet Javed Miandad’ and I mentioned ‘I are not looking for you to move there’.”
“Once Miandad noticed my father, he stood up and mentioned, ‘no I did not say anything else about your son. My father had a smirk on his face and mentioned, ‘I did not come right here to mention anything else to you. I sought after to fulfill you as you have been a stupendous participant’,” mentioned Irfan Pathan on Famous person Sports activities’ display Cricket Hooked up.
The Sourav Ganguly-led facet received the Exams 2-1 and the ODIs 3-2. Speaking about his enjoy of traveling Pakistan, Irfan mentioned he was once actually happy with the hospitality of the neighbours. “The meals, the cricket the dressing room tales, Sachin paaji asking me to sing a tune after successful the collection and small little issues and the entire staff was once enjoying like a unit, it was once glorious,” Irfan added.
Former India pacer Ashish Nehra additionally spoke concerning the collection. “The ones six weeks he was once hitting sixes left proper and centre there was once undoubtedly about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan efficiency, all this is there however to me off the sector, Pakistan, the country as a complete and Lakshmipathy Balaji within the dressing room,” mentioned Nehra.
“I nonetheless have in mind Javed Miandad inviting all folks to his space and that meals in his space was once wonderful, I nonetheless bring it to mind,” Nehra added.