India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan on Wednesday revealed some interesting anecdotes from his personal life and cricketing career during an Instagram live session. Pathan heaped rich praise on former Australia spinner Shane Warne and also called Yuvraj Singh the rockstar of Indian cricket.
Yusuf Pathan was part of a relatively inexperienced Rajasthan Royals, which went onto win IPL trophy in the inaugural season under the leadership of Shane Warne. Pathan like many other experts pointed that Shane Warne’s on-field presence and leadership skills played a crucial role in the franchise’s success in IPL 2008.
“I played for three years under Shane Warne in IPL. There are many memories with him. He used to guide us how to dismiss batsmen well before the game and we used to implement them and batsmen used to get out in a similar fashion,” Yusuf Pathan said during a live session with CricTracker.
However, Yusuf Pathan also said that he was unfortunate that he couldn’t play with Warne beyond the third IPL edition as he was snapped by KKR in the auction.
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t play for more than three years under him. Without any big players, he took our team to the final and won the title in the inaugural edition, there were many domestic players and less international stars during that time in RR. Only a captain like him can win the title with a few resources around,” Yusuf added.