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Was it right to send Pathan back?

December 26, 2006

It is unprecedented in Indian cricket history -- a player being sent back in the middle of a tour, not because of injury but for loss of form.

When you consider that this same player started the year with a first over hat-trick in Multan against Pakistan, the magnitude of the slide -- and the seriousness of the move to send Irfan Pathan back to India to play at the domestic level -- is apparent.

Some say it is the right move; others say it could shatter the player's confidence.

What is your take? Could this opportunity, to work on his bowling away from the spotlight, be the making of Pathan? Or are we in danger of shattering the morale of a promising player? Tell us what you think.

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Number of User Comments: 880

Sub: send `em back

send who ever doesnt play back.. tht shld include sachin also..i think players like sehwag and dhoni should b taught how 2 play cricket.. no ...

Posted by gokul


The India-S. Africa series just concluded has been the nadir of Indian batsmanship. SENIORS / EXPERIENCED / WORLD RANKING (within top 20) batsmen have flopped ...

Posted by shirubhau

Sub: setback for pathan

But board should be ready for the outcome this action. Instead of recognizing players need sending back them midway to series definitely a dicision of ...

Posted by lakshay world cup 2007

Sub: irfan pathan

irfan khan should be in the team, he is the pride of india. he should get one chance more and also provide him a good ...

Posted by manisha

Sub: why only pathan

I think it should not be only for Pathan/Shewag/Jaffer.. BCCI should focus on the players who are continuously failed to perform. And they should always ...

Posted by ghanshyam



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