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Not Greg Chappell, but injuries ruined my career, says Irfan Pathan

Pathan said he had to change his bowling action due to a back problem but now he has gone back to his old action and is satisfied with the swing he is generating.

Not Greg Chappell, but injuries ruined my career, says Irfan Pathan

New Delhi: Out of favour Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who has been struggling to make comeback into the Indian team, has said that it was due to injuries and not because of Australian coach Greg Chappell, that his career witnessed a downfall.

Once touted to be India's next Kapil Dev, Irfan, who was known for troubling the batsmen by swinging ball both ways, cleared the air around his dip in form.

"Nothing of that sort happened. I know lot of people said Greg Chappell ruined my career which is not true. No one can ruin anyone's career. What you need to do, you need to do. You alone are responsible for what you do," said Pathan, who was signed by IPL team Gujarat Lions last Monday.

Irfan also said that he would not like to blame anyone for his struggle.

"When I was dropped from the team I was unfortunately injured. After that making a comeback was a bit difficult. I don't blame anyone," he told reporters ahead of IPL encounter between RCB and Gujarat Lions tomorrow.

Pathan said he had to change his bowling action due to a back problem but now he has gone back to his old action and is satisfied with the swing he is generating.

"When I was working with TA Shekhar - that time I had back problem. So, I changed my action, and that actually put less pressure on my back," he said.

"Now I have gone back to my own action and hopefully the swing is coming out of the hand very nicely. I will improve by playing more matches," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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