Yusuf Pathan (Photo Credits-Facebook)
New Delhi, 26 February. Indian all rounder Yusuf Pathan on Friday announced his retirement from all formats of cricket and said that the time has come to end this innings of his life. Yusuf was part of the inaugural T20 World Cup winning team in 2007 and the team that won the 2011 ODI World Cup at home ground. The thirty-eight-year-old player said in a statement posted on his Twitter, “Today the time has come to end this innings of his life. I officially declare retirement from all formats of the game. ”
He wrote, “I sincerely thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the entire country for their support and love.” “Former Indian fast bowler Irfan’s elder brother Yusuf has scored 810 runs at a strike rate of 113.60 with 57 ODIs, including two centuries and three half-centuries. He also participated in 22 T20 Internationals in which he scored 236 runs at a strike rate of 146.58 and was also part of Kolkata Knight Riders’ title win in the Indian Premier League. He played his last match for India in 2012. Yusuf said, “I still remember the day when I wore the jersey of the Indian team for the first time.” I not only wore a jersey that day, but took my family, coaches, friends, the whole country and my own expectations on my shoulders. ” Also read- Naman Ojha Retirement: Former India wicketkeeper Naman Ojha retires from cricket, tears tear
Yusuf Pathan’s tweet
I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. #retirementpic.twitter.com/usOzxer9CE
– Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 26, 2021
He said, “Winning two World Cups for India and carrying Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders are some of the best moments of my career. I made my international under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, the IPL under the leadership of Shane Warne and Ranji in the captaincy of Jacob Martin. I would like to thank him for trusting me. He was not sold in the IPL Players Auction for the last two seasons.
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