When you consider that this same player started the year with a first over hat-trick in Multan against Pakistan, the magnitude of the slide -- and the seriousness of the move to send Irfan Pathan [ Images ] back to India to play at the domestic level -- is apparent.
Some say it is the right move; others say it could shatter the player's confidence.
What is your take? Could this opportunity, to work on his bowling away from the spotlight, be the making of Pathan? Or are we in danger of shattering the morale of a promising player? Tell us what you think.