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Dream is to make it to test team: Yusuf Pathan

cricket Updated: Jul 24, 2009 22:19 IST

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Hard-hitting batsman Yusuf Pathan on Friday said his dream was to make it to the Indian test team but there was still 'time for that to happen.'

"Every cricket player has the dream to play test cricket. In fact everyone wants to play all formats of the game. I am also looking forward to it.But I think there is still time for that to happen", he told reporters in Chennai.

"I am practising well and also giving priority to domestic cricket which will also help me gain more confidence for playing test matches", he said. Yusuf, who made his One-Day International debut for India against Pakistan at Dhaka in June 2008, said test matches were still being played and fans still watching it.

"It is not that people don't watch a test match", he added. About influence of T20 on test cricket, he said all three formats are different and cannot be compared with each other.

On India's chances in the coming Champions Trophy tournament, he said everyone was focused on the tournament. "we are playing well... If we do well, our chances will also be good. Everyone is practising well and fully focused."

On Dhoni's captancy, Yusuf said he is a good captain and the team has won tournaments under his captaincy.'The team is also playing well.'