Disclaimer: This short paragraph is written entirely by me and I credit my sources (two full articles) at the bottom, all credit for the interviews to Munaf and the information go to the source articles.
Since being dropped from the Indian cricket team, Munaf Patel is understandably distraught. He has switched his mobile off and only wishes contact with close friends and contacts in the media. He has ventured to the MRF Pace Foundation (where his ability was first spotted) in order to further work on his bowling.
Munaf's impoverished background makes him a most unusual case to deal with and in my opinion, he must be treated with care rather than neglect since he has a great talent for pace, a top bouncer and good control when needs be in boiling Indian conditions.
His problem has been well documented as mental since he never believes to be fit. Since the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 in India, he suffered an alarming drop in pace and it was only now that his drop in pace and frequent injuries have raised alarm bells in the BCCI.
Munaf was referred Dr. Abhay Nene, a consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at the P. D. Hinduja National Hospital (whatever that is) and he spotted a sprain in a single vertebrae in the back. I also believe this could be the root of his problems since the spine is the centre of all non reflex actions.
He will undergo rehab treatment and the BCCI have been made aware of this intriguing development in the saga of Munaf Patel.
1. Kadambari Murali in the Hindustan Times
PS: I do not live in India and the credit for finding the articles goes to www.cricketvoice.com