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Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Yusuf Pathan played 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India between 2007 and 2012. He was part of both the 2007 T20 World Cup triumph and the 2011 ODI World Cup triumph.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 27, 2021 8:49:45 am
yusuf pathanYusuf Pathan scored 2 ODI centuries for India. (File Photo/BCCI)

Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from all formats of the game on Friday. He played 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India between 2007 and 2012. He was part of the 2007 T20 World Cup as well as the 2011 ODI World Cup, both of which were won by the Indian team.

“I officially announce retirement from all forms of the game. I thank my family, friends, fans, team, and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. I am sure you will continue to encourage me in future as well,” he said in a post on Friday.

Pathan played for Baroda in domestic cricket throughout his career. In the IPL, he had some highly successful seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. He has played 174 matches in the IPL. He was the first cricketer to win three IPL trophies.

Yusuf Pathan’s 37-ball century in the IPL 2010 season against Mumbai Indians is still the second-fastest in the history of the tournament and the fastest among Indians. He last played in the Indian T20 extravaganza in 2019 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad but was released ahead of the 2020 season.

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Among Indians, he has the second-highest T20I strike-rate with a minimum of 200 runs.

Yusuf Pathan is set to represent India Legends in the upcoming exhibition Road Safety World Series, where he will play for the Indian side alongside former teammates like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, and his brother Irfan Pathan.

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