Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Yusuf Pathan on Friday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for supporting him during his struggling days, after the big hitter scored an unbeaten 49 to help his side thrash Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens here.
"I am fortunate to have a skipper like Gambhir. He has been a constant source of support for me and continuously backed me when I was not performing well. He has handled me well," said Pathan whose highest score for his franchise earned him the man of the match award in Friday's match.
Pathan also thanked his family, specially mentioning younger brother Irfan, for supporting him when he was going through a lean patch.