Team India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from international cricket. He has given this information by posting a video on his social media. Yusuf played 57 ODIs and 22 T20 matches for India and was a part of Team India which became champions in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Yusuf was out of Team India for the last several years and in the IPL, no franchise was interested in joining him in the team.
While giving information about his retirement, Yusuf Pathan wrote on Twitter, “I want to thank my family, fans, friends, teams, coaches and the whole country for their wholehearted support and love.” Yusuf started his international cricket career in 2007 in a T20 match against Pakistan. After this, Yusuf also played his first ODI against Pakistan in 2008. Yusuf Pathan was also a part of Team India in the 2011 World Cup. The Baroda all-rounder did not play any international matches after 2012. Yusuf’s performance in the IPL was also great and the all-rounder played a big role in making the Rajasthan Royals champions in the first season of the Indian Premier League.
In 41 innings of 57 matches played in his ODI career, Yusuf scored 810 runs at a modest average of 27 and took 33 wickets. At the same time, this all-rounder performed well in T20 format and he scored 236 runs in 18 innings of 22 matches at a strike rate of 146.58, while taking 13 wickets in bowling. In the IPL, Yusuf was part of a fantastic team like Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Yusuf Pathan scored a century in just 37 balls against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2010, which is also the second fastest century of the tournament so far. Yusuf was seen playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the year 2019.