Known for his big-hitting prowess Yusuf Pathan revealed his funny side in an interview with commentator Sunil Gavaskar. Speaking to Gavaskar on the mike while fielding, Pathan said,”I enjoy batting on big grounds as I can hit the ball longer. With long boundaries I know how far to hit. I can play my natural game. On smaller grounds I become nervous.(Results | Fixtures | Points Table)
When asked about his marriage he said,”I was late getting married. I think I was a couple of years late while getting married. Should have done it earlier. (Bahut enjoy kar raha hoon… barey ground mey enjoy karta hoon batting karna. Chote ground mein main nervous ho jaata hoon… I can play my natural game.. Do saal late kar diya shaadi karne mein..)
Pathan also spoke about his role with current franchise KKR and revealed that it has changed now as he needs to spend more time at the crease.
“My role has changed a bit.. Boundaries and sixes are for someone else to hit now. I can play my natural game if needed. and look to bat 20 overs if needed,” Pathan said.
Yusuf Pathan is yet to the light the IPL on fire with his explosive hitting. Playing for KKR he has scored only 27 runs so far but has rolled his arm over and also got a wicket. KKR , meanwhile, are sitting on the second spot in the points table and they (KKR) would look to consolidate their position at the top when they clash with an equally confident and third placed Delhi Daredevils (DD).