Kolkata, May 5: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Yusuf Pathan's poor show this season has disappointed his brother Irfan Pathan, but the Delhi Daredvils all-rounder backed Yusuf to fire again but only after their match against Kolkata on May 7 at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi.
"He is a very destructive player and a game changer. He can change things around very soon for his team. I want him to start performing soon, but after our match against KKR," Irfan said on the sidelines of a promotional event here.
Yusuf was signed for a whopping $2.1 million but has failed to make a mark so far scoring a dismal 48 runs this season with a poor average of 6.85.
But even though Yusuf isn't performing to his potential, Kolkata have been performing well sitting on second position with 13 points, three less than Delhi Daredevils. "It is a good sign for KKR that they are putting up a great performance without Yusuf being in form," Irfan said.
Irfan said Delhi has to guard against complacency when they take on a confident Gautam Gambhir-led KKR side, "We are at top and they are at number second position. They are playing good cricket and it would be an exciting match. There is no room for complacency," he said.
India's all-rounder added the inclusion of Delhi players in the Knight Riders side would be an advantage.
"They have players who play for Delhi and that would definitely make things easy for them as well as they can exploit the conditions well. And for us we would try and keep our winning momentum on."