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‘Pathan k hath hai thakur’: Rashid Khan stunned by Yusuf Pathan’s blinder

Indian Express 2019-11-08 19:53:58
Yusuf Pathan takes a spectacular catch in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Group A match between Baroda and Goa on Friday (Screengrab)

Yusuf Pathan pulled off a stunning catch in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match between Baroda and Goa on Friday. The 36-year-old, who last played for India in 2012, flew in from extra cover to take a one-handed flying catch to dismiss Goa captain Darshan Misal in the match.

Is it a bird ? No this is @yusuf_pathan Great catch today lala.All ur hard work in pre season is paying off #hardwork @BCCI @StarSportsIndia pic.twitter.com/bcpO5pvuZI

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 8, 2019

A video of the catch was shared by Irfan Pathan with the caption: “Is it a bird ? No this is @yusuf_pathan. Great catch today lala. All ur hard work in pre season is paying off.”

Soon after Irfan’s tweet, Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan, came up with a hilarious response: “Absolutely stunner @iamyusufpathan Bhai. Ye Pathan k hath hai thakur,” Rashid Khan replied.

Haha sahi kaha pathano ke hath or wrist mein jaadu hay…

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 8, 2019

Irfan Pathan replied to Rashid Khan saying, “Pathano ke hath or wrist mein jaadu hay (Pathan hands and wrists have magic).”

Baroda, however, lost the Group A match to Goa. They finished their innings at 149 for nine in 20 overs. Goa also lost wickets early on but Suyash Prabhudessai’s unbeaten knock of 60 helped Goa secure four points.

In the other matches from Group A, Andhra brushed aside Bihar with a convincing 10-wicket win and Karnataka secured four points as they beat Uttarakhand by nine wickets.