Yusuf Pathan is known for his hard hitting style of batting and his ability as a spinner. He hasn't played a single Test for India but his hard hitting style of batting made him one of the most sought after players in T20. While his brother Irfan Pathan was making waves in Indian colours, Yusuf Pathan was doing the same in domestic cricket. His ability to score runs quickly - he had the highest strike rate in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy (min 200 runs) - coupled with impressive performances in the one-day Deodhar Trophy and Twenty20 domestic tournament in the 2006-07 season was rewarded with a spot in India's squad for the inaugural World T20, in South Africa. India went on to win the tournament as Yusuf became a mainstay in the shorter formats of the game. He is also known for his blistering performances for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. The peak of his ODI career was when he spearheaded an incredible victory for India against New Zealand in 2010. He scored a whirlwind 123 of 128 balls and helped India chase down a total of 315. Since then, his ODI form has been patchy and that has cost him a place in the national setup.
January 9, 2018 10:02:00 pm

Yusuf Pathan thanked the BCCI for allowing him the opportunity to present his case after his urine tested had come back positive in 2017 during a domestic game.

January 9, 2018 10:01:14 pm

Yusuf Pathan had tested positive for Terbutaline (which is a banned substance in WADA's list) during a domestic game in 2017 in Delhi.

January 9, 2018 10:24:30 am

Yusuf Pathan is the second cricketer to have failed a dope test as he took a medicine after he was feeling unwell.

May 4, 2017 8:36:36 pm

Yusuf Pathan has scored only 121 runs in the seven innings so far this IPL with highest score of 59 against Delhi Daredevils.

December 16, 2015 4:02:29 pm

Yusuf Pathan insists that he has worked on all aspects of his game since being out of favour from the national side.

December 16, 2015 10:47:14 am

There were no fancy improvisations or expansive shots but nudges here and there which kept the scoreboard ticking and put Baroda back on track in the 177-run chase.

December 24, 2014 5:08:03 pm

The 'slapping' incident was reported to the BCCI by match referee Prasanta Mohapatra.

May 25, 2014 5:49:24 pm

After a largely indifferent season so far, Yusuf smashes IPL’s fastest fifty to give KKR second spot.

April 17, 2014 6:57:24 pm

Yusuf, 31, is likely to miss KKR's second match against Delhi Daredevils but is expected to return by the third game.

December 25, 2013 7:38:48 pm

Yusuf Pathan (6 for 40) helped his side thrash Saurashtra by 239 runs.