Is there a similarity between hard-hiting batsman Yusuf Pathan and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho? Well, the Baroda batsman latest self-estimate is akin Mourinho’s famous line – ‘I am the special one'.The Portuguese [Mourinho] can be the special one but Yusuf calls himself ‘a special talent’. Does the former Rajasthan Royals batsman then harbour hope of making an India comeback? “It does not matter to me who's ahead of me (in representing India). I think no one can compete with me. I consider myself as a special talent," Yusuf Pathan said in an interview on Wednesday.
Having scored 39-ball-59 versus Delhi Daredevils [DD] in Indian Premier League 2017, the India discard proved why he is so highly graded in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ranks despite his match-changing knocks being few and far in between.
”I don't want to look at others. My job is to play good cricket and the start has been good this time. I should be satisfied with my cricket and be prepared whenever I get a chance,” he said.