Ahemadabad: India's explosive batsman Yusuf Pathan blasted at BCCI for not including his brother Irfan Pathan from the list of Champions Trophy probables, which is scheduled to start on September 2009.
Speaking at a promotional event in Ahemadabad Yusuf said that Irfan's performances had always been up to the mark and he had been left out because of other reasons.
Significantly, Yusuf's angry reaction comes on the heels of Gujarat Cricket Association chief selector Mukund Parmar comments that "for someone from Gujarat to get selected in the Team India, someone from the state has to be there in the selection committee".
Irfan Khan Pathan, who was considered by many, with reason, as the most talented swing and seam bowler to emerge from India since Kapil Dev. He made his debut in 2003 Irfan Pathan was the one of the heroes of T20 world cup in 2007 and was declared Man of the Match in the final match against Pakistan. He took 3 wickets giving away 16 runs in the match.
Irfan fishing girl for Yusuf
Irfan was the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match (first by an Indian in away match). He was also awarded the ICC's emerging player award in2004.