Out-of-favour India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who made a reputation for himself as a power-hitter, on Friday introduced retirement from all types of cricket, saying time has come “to place a full cease to this innings of my life.”
The 38-year-old Pathan was a part of the inaugural T20 World Cup-winning Indian crew in 2007 and likewise the one which triumphed within the 2011 ODI World Cup at dwelling.
“The time has come as we speak for me to place a full cease to this innings of my life. I formally announce retirement from all types of the sport,” he stated in an announcement posted on Twitter.
“I thank my household, mates, followers, groups, coaches and the entire nation wholeheartedly for all of the help and love,” he wrote.
Pathan, elder brother of former India seamer Irfan, performed 57 ODIs and scored 810 runs at a strike-rate of 113.60 with two tons of and three fifties.
Apart from, he additionally featured in 22 T20 Internationals wherein he made 236 runs at a strike-rate of 146.58.
He was part of Kolkata Knight Riders’ triumphs within the Indian Premier League and final performed for India in 2012.
“I nonetheless keep in mind the day after I wore the India jersey for the primary time. I did not solely put on the jersey that day, however I took upon my household’s, coach’s, mates the entire nation’s and my very own expectations on my shoulders as nicely,” Pathan recalled.
“Successful two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders had been a number of the finest moments of my profession. I made my worldwide debut below M S Dhoni, IPL debut below Shane Warne, Ranji debut below Jacob Martin and want to thank them for believing in me,” he added.
He had been going unsold prior to now two IPL gamers’ auctions.
Pathan, who was additionally a helpful off-spinner, is without doubt one of the few gamers to function in 100 first-class matches aside from taking part in 199 Record A and 274 T20 matches on the home degree.
Recalling the World Cup-winning moments, Pathan thanked former India opener and his IPL captain at KKR, Gautam Gambhir, and Irfan, his brother calling him his “spine”.
“I thank Gautam Gambhir with whom, at KKR, we gained the IPL trophy twice. I might additionally prefer to thank my brother and spine Irfan Pathan who was all the time there for me throughout the highs and lows of my profession.
“Final however not the least, I want to thank the BCCI and BCA for giving me the chance to play for my nation and state.”
“Nothing can maintain me away from cricket and my ardour for the game will stay the identical. I’ll proceed to entertain everybody even in future.”
Alongside his assertion on retirement, he additionally posted photos of him hugging cricket icon Tendulkar and standing with youthful brother Irfan.
Pathan made his worldwide debut towards Pakistan within the T20 World Cup last in 2007 and performed his first ODI the very subsequent yr in June towards the identical crew.
Apart from KKR, he additionally performed for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad within the IPL whereas profitable the trophy thrice.
In 174 IPL matches, Yusuf scored 3204 runs at a strike-rate of near 143 with 100 and 13 fifties aside from choosing 42 wickets.
He additionally owns the file for the quickest century by an Indian within the IPL and gained the Man of the Match award 16 instances within the profitable league, the third most amongst Indian gamers.
Pathan hit greater than 300 sixes in skilled cricket, as soon as scoring an unbeaten 210 in a 536-run chase in a Duleep Trophy match throughout the 2009/10 season.
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