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Fresh Pathan ready to torment Pakistan

Published: Saturday, February 5, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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New Delhi:Seamer Irfan Pathan, has said that he has fully recovered from a side strain and is raring to take on Pakistan in the upcoming series starting later this month.

"I'm fully fit and feeling really good. I had a good workout with physio Andrew Leipus, and he did a wonderful job with me," he said.

On the much awaited series, Pathan said India have more firepower than Pakistan and they only need to perform to their potential.

The Baroda youngster hoped India will repeat their winning performance in Pakistan in the upcoming series.

"I think the same feeling is going to be there, the same intensity and the same pressure as there is not going to be a single empty seat in the stands," Pathan told NDTV in an interview.

"After a three-month break we are together and all the cricketers are working and training really hard."

Asked how he coped up with the pressure in Pakistan last year when he emerged as the leading wicket taker, Pathan said "it was all God's grace."

"There was lot of pressure. I was new at that time having played only one series against Australia before that. But I handled the pressure well and by God's grace I performed well," he said.

On the secret of his success so far, Pathan said he always try to stay positive.

"I talk to myself before every match. I tell myself that I have to bowl well and take wickets. I think about all sorts of positive things that helps me," he said.

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