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Yusuf Pathan announced retirement from all forms of cricket

February 28, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Yusuf Pathan hung up his boots as he announced retirement from all formats of the game on Friday. The 38-year-old featured in 57 One-Day Internationals and 22 T20Is for India. He was widely acknowledged as an imposing player in the blue jersey.

His 37-ball hundred in the IPL 2010 edition is still the second-fastest in the history of the league. Pathan last featured in the Indian T20 tournament in 2019 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was released by the franchise, and did not find any buyers in the auction ahead of the 2020 season.

During his tenure with the Indian team, Yusuf Pathan was an authentic all-rounder and starred with both the bat and ball. He has always provided impactful performances for the team by either helping the team post-above-par totals or picking wickets at crucial situations. Not many might have forgotten his match-winning partnership with his brother Irfan Pathan in a T20 game against Sri Lanka.

Yusuf Pathan to play the upcoming Road Safety World Series for India Legends

Overall, Yusuf has smashed 810 runs in 41 ODIs innings, batting mostly as a finisher. This also includes three fifties and two centuries. He has also picked 33 wickets. In 18 T20I games, he has accumulated 236 runs at a strike-rate of 146.58 and also accounted for 13 wickets.

Talking about his IPL career, Yusuf Pathan played in 174 matches and amassed 3204 runs at an impressive strike rate of 143. He has also scored 13 half-centuries and one century. The 38-year-old picked 42 wickets while not going for more than 7.4 runs per over. Pathan has also won the IPL thrice, in 2007 with RR, 2012 and 2014, while playing for KKR.

As far as his domestic career is concerned, Yusuf has featured in 100 FC, 199 List A, and 274 T20 matches. He has amassed more than 14000 runs while also picking more than 400 wickets across all the formats. Yusuf Pathan will be playing in the upcoming Road Safety World Series for India Legends starting from March 5.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth