Despite losing the opening Test match in Hyderabad, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan is certain that India will win the five-match series. England won by 196 runs thanks to bowlers Ollie Pope (196 runs) and Tom Hartley (seven wickets). The 26-year-old batsman shocked India’s bowling lineup with a reverse sweep shot out of his toolbox. Pathan supported the Indian squad and exuded faith in the hosts’ ability to learn from their setback and turn the series around.
“We lost but that doesn’t mean our bowlers are not good. Out bowlers are proven, you can lose a match, and sometimes it is good to lose when you lose you get to learn a lot of things. I am confident that India will win. Before the beginning of the series, I said that the Indian team is strong and I am still confident,” Pathan told reporters during the Asian Legends League event.
Pathan is sure that the Men in Blue will make a comeback and win the series
“I was shocked to see India’s defeat. I was taking a flight to Kolkata and India needed 200 runs. By the time I landed India had lost the game. I was shocked but I believe that we will make a comeback.”
Irfan became a commentator after quitting international cricket, and he has been a constant presence in the commentary section, particularly during India’s matches.