Cricket:Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms
New Delhi: Yusuf Pathan, former India all-rounder, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Friday.
Yusuf Pathan, the older brother of another former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan, is a two-time World Cup winner.
Yusuf Pathan has also won the Indian Premier League twice with Kolkata Knight Riders – in 2012, 2014 – and once with Rajasthan Royals in 2008.
“I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love,” tweeted Yusuf along with a retirement statement.
I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. #retirement
Yusuf played 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India since making his international debut back in 2007. He was part of the Indian team that won the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
A hard-hitting middle-order batsman and a handy off-spinner, Yusuf scored 810 ODI runs and 236 T20I runs at the highest level. He also picked up 46 wickets in limited-overs international cricket.