Yusuf Pathan Announces Retirement From All Formats of Cricket, Made a Special Record in a Debut T20 Match

Yusuf Pathan Announces Retirement

Yusuf Pathan Announces Retirement: Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has retired from all formats of cricket. He announced it on Friday. Yusuf was part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ODI World Cup in 2011. He has also been a member of 3 IPL Champion Teams. In his presence, Rajasthan Royals won IPL titles in 2008 and Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014. His brother Irfan Pathan has also been a former all-rounder.

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Off-spin all-rounder Yusuf announced his retirement by releasing a statement. In it, he wrote, ‘I heartily thank my family, friends, fans, team, coach and the whole country. They got me a lot of love and support. ‘ Yusuf has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20s for India.

World Cup Final was Made Debut

Yusuf made his international career debut with the 2007 T20 World Cup final. In this match, he was included in the playing-11 in place of the injured Virender Sehwag. Yusuf scored a six off Mohammad Asif in the very first over of the match. Yusuf scored 15 runs off 8 balls in this match. Team India won the title by defeating Pakistan by 5 runs. Yusuf Pathan Announces Retirement.

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Be Part of 3 Teams in IPL

Yusuf has also been a successful IPL player. They played for 3 teams Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Yusuf scored 3204 runs in 174 IPL matches as well as taking 42 wickets. He played IPL continuously from 2008 to 2019. Although they did not play last season.

Yusuf Shared a Letter on Social Media, Which Wrote.

  • ‘I still remember the day when I wore Team India’s jersey for the first time. That day I decided not only to wear a jersey, but also to carry the hopes of my family, coaches, friends and the entire nation on my shoulder. Since childhood, my life revolved around cricket. I played in international level, domestic level and IPL.
  • Today is a different day. There is no World Cup or IPL final today. I officially announce my retirement from all formats of the game.  thank family, friends, fans, all the team, coaches and the entire country for the love and support. I hope you all continue to encourage me in future also.
    Winning two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulder are among the most memorable moments of my career.

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  • I made my international debut under the captaincy of Dhoni, the IPL debut under the leadership of Shane Warne, the Ranji debut under the captaincy of Jacob Martin. So, I thank all of them for reposing trust in me. I also want to thank Gautam Gambhir. Under his captaincy, KKR became a two-time IPL champion. At the same time, I also thank my brother and Irfan Pathan, the backbone of my life. He has been with me through all the good and bad moments.
  • Finally, I would like to thank the BCCI and ‌BCA for giving me a chance to play for the country and the state. Nothing can take me away from cricket. My passion for the game will continue as before. I will continue to entertain people in future also. ‘

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