Is Pathan a India-class bowler yet? Forget world class, and dispell any notion of world class all rounder.
This is the worst thing about some people - calm the hell down.
Let him establish himself. Give him room. Let him try a few things and fail a few times. Half the times these kids fails is because before they've scored their first run, they are annointed the next Tendulkar. These people read the papers, they know whats being said.
Set reasonable explanations please. Wasim Akram? Tendulkar? I feel sorry for people like Pathan, I really really do.
I mean just because I don't rate him very highly, doesn't mean I don't hope he finds a way to succeed. A part of me feels that a reason he's so lost right now is because he was annointed the next Wasim before he was even halfway to figuring out his bowling.
No wonder they crack under that type of scruitiny. They have as single bad day, and it just piles up to ridiculous porportions because they fail to live up to this mythical hype created by idiot fans. Let Pathan (and Raina) be. Let them learn their trade. How many years did it take Freddie before he figured it out?
World class all rounder...just the titles of threads like this make me want to punch people in the face.