• In an interview with The Indian Express, Yusuf Pathan talks about the still-rankling exit of India from the T20 world championship, the challenges for the coming season and brother Irfan's exclusion from the Champions Trophy probables list.

    Forced to waddle through practice sessions at rain-lashed Baroda, Yusuf Pathan finds himself getting a little bored these days. While spending most of the time with his family, the attacking batsman and all-rounder speaks to The Indian Express about itching to get back to competition, the still-rankling exit of India from the Twenty20 world championship, the challenges for the coming season and brother Irfan's exclusion from the Champions Trophy probables list. Excerpts:

    Are you enjoying your break?


    It's going fine. It's been long since I spent so many days with my family. But having a big gap is boring, you have nothing to do. You just go to training sessions and spend time with family.

    You sound a little bored...

    As I said, there is nothing much

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  • In an interview with The Indian Express, Yusuf Pathan talks about the still-rankling exit of India from the T20 world championship, the challenges for the coming season and brother Irfan's exclusion from the Champions Trophy probables list.

    Forced to waddle through practice sessions at rain-lashed Baroda, Yusuf Pathan finds himself getting a little bored these days. While spending most of the time with his family, the attacking batsman and all-rounder speaks to The Indian Express about itching to get back to competition, the still-rankling exit of India from the Twenty20 world championship, the challenges for the coming season and brother Irfan's exclusion from the Champions Trophy probables list. Excerpts:

    Are you enjoying your break?

    It's going fine. It's been long since I spent so many days with my family. But having a big gap is boring, you have nothing to do. You just go to training sessions and spend time with family.

    You sound a little bored...


    As I said, there is nothing much

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  • ‘Bowlers these days are lazy’

    In an interview with The Indian Express, Wasim Akram spoke at length about the nuances of pace bowling, how mastering swing is harder than reverse swing, and on how bowlers, of late, have become lazy.

    Pakistan fast bowling great Wasim Akram, in Delhi on a two-week trip as a bowling variation and strategy coach at a new pace academy, admits that he lacks the patience to work full-time. At the same time, he has a lot of patience while speaking on a subject that is close to his heart.

     

    In an interview with The Indian Express on Monday, Akram spoke at length about the nuances of pace bowling, how mastering swing is harder than reverse swing, and on how bowlers, of late, have become lazy. Excerpts:

     

    There's a raging debate on Twenty20 eventually pushing out ODIs, and Test cricket losing spectator appeal. Do you endorse these views?

     

    I think ODIs will be phased out. The power plays have somewhat stretched the interest levels but even then, the middle overs are a bit boring from the

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