“Time has come right now for me to put a full stop to these innings of my life,” 38-year-old all-rounder says
Yusuf Pathan, the big-hitting all-rounder who was a part of the Indian groups that won the 2007 World T20 in addition to the 2011 World Cup, has introduced his retirement from all types of the sport. “The time has come right now for me to place a full stop to these innings of my life,” Pathan, 38, stated in an announcement, which he released on social media.
Yusuf, who is a final performed for India on March 30, 2012, in a T20I in Johannesburg, performed 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is between 2007 and 2012. In ODIs, he scored 810 runs at a mean of 27.00 and strike fee of 113.60, with two centuries, whereas additionally choosing up 33 wickets. In T20Is, his 236 runs got here at a strike fee of 146.58, and he additionally picked up 13 wickets.
He made his first-class debut for Baroda within the 2001-02 season, not long after he had made a reputation as a batsman who might hit an extended ball and an off-spinner who had a knack of choosing up wickets when he was picked within the Baroda Beneath-16 group. He moved up the rungs shortly, but it surely took him some time to determine himself within the Baroda senior group, which he succeeded in doing solely in 2004-05.
His means to attain runs shortly – he had the very best strike fee within the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy (minimum 200 runs) – coupled with impressive performances within the 50-over Deodhar Trophy and home T20 event within the 2006-07 season was rewarded with a spot in India’s squad for the 2007 World T20. He did not get a sport until the ultimate towards Pakistan, although, during which he opened the innings with Gautam Gambhir and scored an eight-ball 15. India received the ultimate by 5 runs, with the youthful Pathan, Irfan, profitable the Participant-of-the-Match award.
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 26, 2021
By the point the 2011 World Cup got here round, Yusuf was a longtime member of India’s white-ball sides, and performed six games in India’s triumphant run, scoring 74 runs at a strike fee of 115.62 and bowling 35 overs at a financial system fee of 4.77 – he picked up only one wicket.
“Successful two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders have been a number of the greatest moments of my profession,” Yusuf stated. He additionally referred to as his brother Irfan his “spine” and stated he was “at all times there for me through the highs and lows of my profession“.
Yusuf was a significant cog within the Rajasthan Royals wheel of their run to the title within the inaugural IPL, when he scored 435 runs with 4 fifties at a strike fee of 179. He was the Participant of the Match within the IPL 2008 final, taking three for 22 in 4 overs after which hitting 56 off 39.
In February 2010, after a spell out of the Indian group, he put his identity again within the reckoning with a 190-ball, unbeaten double-century as West Zone sealed the highest first-class chase ever within the 2010 Duleep Trophy ultimate.
Yusuf went on to have extra success within the IPL, with the Kolkata Knight Riders. He was purchased for USD 2.1 million (INR 9. Four crores approx.) within the mega public sale by the Knight Riders, the joint second-highest bid on the public sale that yr, and stayed with the franchise for six years until 2017. He was a part of each of their title triumphs in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, he hit what was then the fastest fifty in IPL history, attending to the mark in simply 15 balls towards Sunrisers Hyderabad on the way in which to 72 off 22 balls, making certain the Knight Riders completed second on the league desk. Yusuf’s half-century remained the quickest ever within the event till KL Rahul obtained there in 14 balls in 2018.
He had earlier hit a 37-ball hundred in the 2010 edition, towards Mumbai Indians, which remained the quickest century within the IPL until Chris Gayle obtained there in 30 balls in 2013.
General, Yusuf made 3204 runs in 174 IPL games, at a mean of 29.12 and a strike fee of 142.97. He picked up 42 wickets, at a mean of 33.69 and a financial system of seven.40.
Yusuf was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad within the IPL 2018 auction and performed for the franchise for 2 years. He went unsold in 2020 and 2021