Former India all rounder Irfan Pathan on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the approach shown by Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh (CSCS) for the development of cricket in the state. “I closely follow Chhattisgarh cricket but a few developments took place in recent time is not at all in the interest of cricket in the state. CSCS management needs to improve its managerial skill for the future of cricket in Chhattisgarh,” feels Irfan who interacted with media through virtual mode.
It is not fair to invite a coach and say him bye-bye after one tournament. It is unfair for both coach and players. If CSCS wants better players, it should invite professional and use their skills instead of keep on changing them, said Irfan. “I worked for Jammu and Kashmir and see the results. Two players from the state have been selected in the IPL this year. You need to have patience,” said Irfan.
On India-England Test match that ended within two days at world’s largest ground Motera in Gujarat, Irfan said Rohit Sharma can give better answer. If Rohit can score in both innings why not others, said Irfan. Pitch alone cannot be blamed. A lot depends on the skill of batsmen, Irfan said. “I am not in favour of completion of a Test match within two days as it is not in the spirit of the Test match. A Test match should at least last for four days,” Irfan said.
Irfan hoped that he would carry forward his form from last match he played against Sri Lanka in the Road Safety World Series Tournament when India Legends take on Bangaldesh on March 5 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium. On road safety, Irfan said that he is very responsible driver and hope people will follow the rules.