I am a special talent, avows Yusuf

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 20 Apr 2017 09:09:22


KOLKATA, 

YUSUF Pathan might not have ever looked upto Jose Mourinho for inspiration but his latest self-assessment is akin to the current Manchester United coach’s famous statement ‘I am the
special one’.


So does he harbour hopes of an India comeback with so many ahead of him for those couple of slots in the middle- order?
“It does not matter to me who’s ahead of me (in representing India). I think no one can compete with me. I consider myself as a special talent,” Pathan told PTI in an interview on Wednesday.


Having scored 39-ball-59 against Delhi Daeredevils, the India discard proved why he is so highly rated in the Kolkata Knight Riders ranks despite his game-changing knocks being few and far in between.


“I have to back my talent. It does not take time for things to change. If I continue to perform well, at some point I will get an opportunity if not today then tomorrow,” Pathan seemed
positive that he may once again don the India blues.


“I don’t want to look at others. My job is to play good cricket and the start has been good this time. I should be satisfied with my cricket and be prepared whenever I get a chance,” he said. Pathan made it clear that he will never shy away from
playing his natural game.