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Wish to get rid of T20 specialist tag: Yusuf

After leading West Zone to a historic Duleep Trophy title win with a scintillating double hundred, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is hoping that the Twenty20 specialist tag attached to his name would be wiped off.

cricket Updated: Feb 09, 2010 15:28 IST

After leading West Zone to a historic Duleep Trophy title win with a scintillating double hundred, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is hoping that the Twenty20 specialist tag attached to his name would be wiped off.

Pathan's unbeaten 210, his maiden double century, helped West overhaul a mammoth 536-run target, a feat never achieved before while chasing in world cricket, and the Baroda batsman termed the knock his best ever.

"Definitely it is the best innings of my career so far and I scored a hundred in the first innings as well. I had played a 187-run knock in first class cricket before and also took 10 wickets in the same. I hope this Twenty20 specialist tag goes out now," Yusuf told 'PTI-Bhasha'.

Pathan is baffled how the tag got attached to his name when he has performed well enough in the four-day games in domestic cricket.

"I don't know why this Twenty20 tag is there with my name? We play four-day matches in first class cricket. Although there are 50-50 and Twenty20 games in first class cricket but Ranji and Duleep Trophy are long format games," he said.