'I have come to grips with my limitations'

Irfan Pathan is in the midst of a strong comeback during this trip to Australia, and the Baroda left-arm pacer attributed it to the hard work he put in the past few months. 
Irfan PathanExcerpts from a media interaction: 
On improving his action:

I have worked on my action. I have changed it, as in between there were some issues. I worked with TA Sekhar, and now I am able to find the areas a bit more consistently. Eric Simons has also helped me. I am trying to get better, and that’s what I need to try. I have realised what is my strength. I don’t need to bowl any faster than that. Rather than being a fast bowler, I need to be a good bowler. 
On what he needed to do keep improving: If I work within my limitations and get better with that, that is going to take me forward, rather than do something I am not capable of. I have come to terms with my limitations. 
On his batting position: In the last game, I got a hint that they would send me to use the Power Play. I am ready to bat wherever the team demands. It is not an issue for me. In terms of bowling as well, I am willing to bowl whenever they want me to, with the new ball or the old ball. 
On getting into rhythm during last season’s Ranji Trophy: Playing the early matches in the Ranji Trophy gave me a lot of confidence. I enjoyed playing for Baroda this year as we had Sanath Kumar as the coach. He handled the team well and his inputs were important. It is important to play matches. I don’t mind missing practices, but I don’t want to miss matches because in training, as I bat and bowl, I do same amount of training as in matches, so I would rather play matches.

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