The prior India all-rounder, so surprised everybody when he revealed that he didn’t need to tour Pakistan whenever the chance came knocking on his door for the very first time.
However, the left-arm revealed he had no intention of going for this excursion as he wished to play with a Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai to get Baroda.
“I did not wish to come on this Pakistan tour. We had a game against Mumbai at Ranji Trophy. I advised Shetty, sir, that it is a game against Mumbai; I am in great shape. If I perform them against, then, my title will surely begin doing the rounds. However, he said, ‘no more India is traveling Pakistan for the first time in 14 decades. You have played U19 before, so you’ve got to go.’ I went disappointed to be truthful but who understood what was in store for me,” Pathan told Raina within an Instagram dwell session.
“I recall the Lahore game once you took nine wickets with just two hat tricks, and everyone started talking about you. However, you personally by God’s grace afterward, you played with that game in Pakistan you had been chosen for the Australia tour,” said Raina.
Pathan’s instant success in that excursion fast-tracked him to the Test side for the Australia tour along with the Baroda boy left an effect straightaway by obtaining the vast wickets of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden.
“I recall the inverse swinging Yorker to discount Gilly, you got Haydos outside,” additional Raina.
The due also spoke their very first U19 tour to England beneath Gnaneswara Rao’s captaincy.
I had been telling the audiences that you and I surfaced collectively for India U19.
“Your was a memorable one. This was my first global flight. We had some excellent players at Ambati Rayudu, Chandrasekhar Atnam, you, the keeper out of Bengal Paul, they were very talented. It was two and a half month tour and also filled with pleasure.” Said Raina.