Debasis Sen, Manchester: In the last four years it has been a common sight for Indian cricket fans to watch a bald-headed man sprinting inside a cricket field whenever an Indian cricketer got injured or needed medical assistance. Australian Patrick Farhat quickly turned himself as a favourite in the Indian dressing room. He was the go to man for any Indian cricketer in this current Indian team.
Patrick has decided to relinquish his post after the tour of West Indies which commences immediately after the World Cup. He has formally placed his request to BCCI top brass, citing family reasons. He wants to spend more time with his family in Brisbane. Pattrick a to explore new challenges ahead.
Patrick replaced Nitin Patel as a physio of the Indian team and quickly became a favourite for each and every member of Virat Kohli and his team. Farhat was part of the three new additions in the support staff which will join the Sri Lanka-bound squad for at least a year.
Farhat joined the Indian team along with strength and conditioning trainer Shankar Basu and masseur Arun Kanade respectively.
Farhat has also been associated with IPL franchise Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab.