Ben Stokes’ Manchester heroics in opposition to West Indies within the second Test of the series has as soon as once more received him admirers. Irfan Pathan, the previous India all-rounder, was fast to acknowledge the Stokes issue, saying if India had been to have an matchwinner of his calibre, they might turn out to be unbeatable in any a part of the world.
“Indian cricket will be unbeatable anywhere in the world if they have a match winning all-rounder like @benstokes38 #matchwinner,” Pathan tweeted on Monday.
However, hours after Pathan’s tweet, his former Indian teammate Yuvraj Singh joined in on the enjoyable. The all-rounder slot continues to be up for grabs within the Indian team and though Hardik Pandya stays the go-to man, he hasn’t produced a match-winning efficiency for his nation. Following his damage, the Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube got probabilities however neither may benefit from it.
Hence, Yuvraj, who has scored over 8500 runs and brought greater than 100 wickets in ODIs, and is taken into account certainly one of India’s greatest match-winners, didn’t shrink back from replying to Pathan’s tweet. “Are you saying we don’t have a all-rounder who’s a match winner?” he tweeted in response.
To which, Pathan had one other cheeky reply prepared, which said: “Bro Yuvraj Singh has officially retired…”.
Pathan had lately acknowledged in an interview that he may have been India’s best all-rounder in ODIs had sure things panned out in another way. Pathan, who performed 120 ODIs and 29 Tests for India and began out as a left-arm quick bowler, developed his batting, scoring over 1000 runs in each codecs. Besides, the truth that Pathan has over 300 worldwide wickets for India slots him within the all-rounder class.
Yuvraj, not oblivious to Pathan’s all-rounder abilities throughout his enjoying days, had one last factor to say about his former India teammate: “I knew that was coming! Waise aap bhi kuch kam nahi they! (You weren’t any less).”