Yusuf Pathan, a former hard-hitting batsman, has retired from all forms of cricket. Yusuf Pathan, who debuted in 2007 and appeared in 79 limited-overs internationals for India, has not played international cricket since 2012. The 38-year-old shared the news on his official Twitter account, thanking everyone who has supported him in his career.
Yusuf Pathan made his ICC World T20 debut against Pakistan in an exciting tournament-decider in 2007. Though his stay was short, the right-handed batsman slammed a four and a six, scoring 15 runs in eight balls while opening the innings with Gautam Gambhir. The following year, he made his first ODI appearance and established himself as a potent lower-order batsman.
The Baroda all-rounder played in 57 One-Day Internationals, scoring 810 runs at a strike rate of 27. He also scored two hundreds and took 33 wickets. He was also a member of India’s World Cup-winning team in 2011, and he played a few games before being substituted by Suresh Raina. However, a poor run of form in white-ball cricket led to his dismissal, and he was never given the chance to play again.
Yusuf Pathan was also a central figure in the Indian Premier League, where he helped his team win several championships. Pathan featured in 174 IPL matches, scoring 1415 runs at a strike rate of 142.97 and scoring a century. He was named Man of the Match in the 2008 IPL final after scoring a vital half-century for the Rajasthan Royals against the Chennai Super Kings, which helped them win the tournament.
He went on to play crucial roles in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ two championship victories in 2012 and 2014, respectively. The 38-year-old played for the SunRisers Hyderabad from 2018 to 2019, but he struggled to impress with his performances. Before the Orange Army agreed to free him, he had 260 and 40 runs in two years. Pathan scored 4825 runs at 34.46 and took 201 wickets in 100 first-class games.