The former Indian pacer, Irfan Pathan, has said that he would have precise tactics to counter the threat of star batsmen such as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Loaded with phenomenal skills and unbelievable consistency, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have proved themselves as two great batsmen in the modern-day in white-ball cricket.
However, much the same as other batting greats, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma too have a couple of fatal weaknesses. Particularly against left-arm fast bowling. Furthermore, the former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan feels he will have plans to counter their threat while bowling.
Pathan said that while he will attempt to bowl a fullish length to Rohit Sharma to bring LBW, wicketkeeper, and slip-cordon into the scenario, he would target Virat Kohli around the 4-fifth stump line, compelling him to play behind the square.
”I agree that both of them are very good; and as you rightly said the most devastating batsmen in the modern era. But I would have had my plans for both of them,” Irfan Pathan told ANI
“For starters, I would have bowled a 4-5th stump line to Virat; and try to force him to play behind the square as he likes to play in front. For Rohit, I would have tried not to give any width whatsoever; and even try to bowl bit fuller,” he added.
Irfan Pathan is extremely excited about taking part in the Lanka Premier League
Irfan Pathan, who declared his retirement from all formats of cricket in early 2020, is set to return to the field. He will be present in the inaugural Lanka Premier League. Here, he will represent the Kandy franchise.
The former pacer is pretty energized at the possibility of playing in a fresh set-up, and close to the young domestic cricketers.
According to Pathan, the best thing about LPL and other T20 domestic leagues is that they make it compulsory to have a lot of young domestic cricketers in the teams. He is a cricketer, who has come up through the positions of junior and serial. He could advise that listening to the seniors’ discussions in the dressing area and during gatherings of the team, taking their recommendation on the field to handle hard situations, and seeing them train are valuable lessons that a young cricketer cannot learn anywhere else.