Yusuf Pathan, one of the best cricketers on the Indian Cricket Team, announces his retirement from Cricket. Well, this has come as a surprise that a 38-year-old, double-world cup-winner cricket player would be bidding farewell to the most sought sport of the country. He gracefully quotes his retirement and putting a full stop to the first inning of his life and moving ahead towards the second innings in cheerful mode.
Yusuf Pathan – the biggest allrounder and a senior member of the Indian cricket team, has won two remarkable world-cup in the history of Indian cricket – the first one was won in the year 2007, and the second one was the 2011 World Cup. But now, it is turning toward the retirement phase from all sorts of games. The statement of Yusuf Pathan was released to the media through social media platforms.
According to the Yusuf Pathan Stats – he last played for India on March 30, 2012, in a T20I in Johannesburg. In total, he has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is. And this was accustomed between the year 2007 and 2012. The Yusuf Pathan Stats reveal that Yusuf scored 810 runs at an average of 27.00 in ODIs. Besides, his strike rate was maintained at 113.60, with two centuries. Moreover, Yusuf is also known for picking up 33 wickets through the different matches. After ODIs, he was remarkable even in the T20Is, where he scored 236 runs when the strike rate was maintained at 146.58 and got popular for the 13 wickets.
If we dig deep in the past to get information for the Yusuf Pathan career, then the young Pathan made his first debut in 2001 & 2002 in Baroda. Then there was no stopping this glory. Yusuf Pathan was considered the batsman who could hit a long ball and an off spinner who had a knack for picking up wickets. Due to this, he was selected in the under-16 team of cricket in Baroda. Yusuf Pathan’s career took quite some time to enter into the senior cricket team of Baroda and establish himself on the grounds. But sooner he could manage to achieve his goals in 2004-05.
Yusuf has got a unique ability to quickly score runs and also maintain the highest strike rate and this ability got him a Ranji Trophy in the year 2006- 2007. Besides this, Yusuf also won the 50-over Deodhar Trophy and was honored for the T20 tournament held in 2006-07. With the honor of the T-20 tournament, Yusuf also positioned himself in India’s squad for the 2007 World T20. He opened the match with Gautam Gambhir. It was a victory lap for the Indian cricket team and the younger Pathan – Irfan was honored with the “ Player-of-the-Match” award.
In the World Cup of 2011, Yusuf had already established himself as a member of India’s white-ball sides. This was due to the fact that he played almost 6 games and contributed to the victory of the Indian cricket team. He scored 74 runs at a strike rate of 115.62 and covered 35 overs bowling. Yusuf Ptahn takes immense pride in quoting “Winning two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders were some of the best moments of my career,”. Yusuf is a person full of gratitude toward the entire team and his mates. He considers his younger brother Irfan as his backbone who stuck around in his thick and thin.
Not just the ODIs and T20, Yusuf also made the IPL seasons remarkable for the cricket fans who loved to watch him from the stadium and cheer for him. Yusuf Pathan IPL performance took everyone by surprise. He claims that bringing an end to this innings of my life is not an easy one but doing things at the right time is quite necessary.
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