Double-World Cup winner Yusuf Pathan declares retirement from all cricket
“Time has come in the present day for me to place a full cease to this innings of my life,” 38-year-old allrounder says
Yusuf, who 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 median of 27.00 and strike charge of 113.60, with two centuries, whereas additionally choosing up 33 wickets. In T20Is, his 236 runs got here at a strike charge of 146.58, and he additionally picked up 13 wickets.
He made his first-class debut for Baroda within the 2001-02 season, not lengthy after he had made a reputation as a batsman who may hit a protracted ball and an offspinner who had a knack of choosing up wickets when he was picked within the Baroda Underneath-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 skill to attain runs shortly – he had the best strike charge within the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy (minimal 200 runs) – coupled with spectacular 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 in opposition to Pakistan, although, during which he opened the innings with Gautam Gambhir and scored an eight-ball 15. India gained 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 video games in India’s triumphant run, scoring 74 runs at a strike charge of 115.62 and bowling 35 overs at an economic system charge of 4.77 – he picked up only one wicket.
“Profitable two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders have been a number of the finest moments of my profession,” Yusuf mentioned. He additionally known as his brother Irfan his “spine” and mentioned he was “at all times there for me in the course of the highs and lows of my profession”.
Yusuf was a serious 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 charge of 179. He was the Participant of the Match within the IPL 2008 remaining, taking 3 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 identify again within the reckoning with a 190-ball, unbeaten double-century as West Zone sealed the best first-class chase ever within the 2010 Duleep Trophy remaining.
Yusuf went on to have extra success within the IPL, with the Kolkata Knight Riders. He was purchased for USD 2.1 million (INR 9.4 crore approx.) within the mega public sale by the Knight Riders, the joint second-highest bid on the public sale that 12 months, and stayed with the franchise for six years until 2017. He was a part of each their title triumphs in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, he hit what was then the quickest fifty in IPL historical past, attending to the mark in simply 15 balls in opposition to 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 within the 2010 version, in opposition to 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 video games, at a median of 29.12 and a strike charge of 142.97. He picked up 42 wickets, at a median of 33.69 and an economic system of seven.40.
Yusuf was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad within the IPL 2018 public sale, and performed for the franchise for 2 years. He went unsold in 2020 and 2021.