Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. The player broke the news on his Twitter handle.
“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,” Yusuf Pathan wrote on his Twitter handle.
Yusuf Pathan stormed the scene of first-class cricket in the 2001-02. He went on to feature in 100 first-class games for Baroda. He accumulated 4825 runs in the format and clinched 201 wickets. He held the record of the fastest fastest 50 (in 18 balls) in Ranji Trophy till October 2019.
The 38-year old received his first call-up in the national side in 2007, starting his international career from T20I cricket. He broke into the ODI format in 2007 in a clash against Pakistan. Yusuf played 22 T20Is and 57 ODIs till 2012 and amassed 236 runs and 810 runs in the formats, respectively, while picking up 13 and 33 wickets.
He was a part of the T20I World Cup winning team in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup-winning team in 2011.
Yusuf Pathan has a fine record in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The player has represented three teams in the cash-rich league, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, amassing 3204 runs and picking up 42 wickets in his IPL appearances spanning over 12 years. With Pathan’s presence in the team, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have won the titles. Rajasthan Royals won the IPL title in 2008, while Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014 with Pathan in the team.