Yusuf Pathan declares retirement from all forms of cricket
News Desk || risingbd.com
India’s star cricketer Yusuf Pathan has announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
The all-rounder, who represented India in a colorful jersey, said goodbye to cricket in a post on Twitter on Friday (February 26).
Yusuf was a member of two World Cup winning teams for India. He was also part of the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team at home after winning the T20 World Cup in 2007. He played 57 ODIs and 22 T20I matches for the country.
Yusuf wrote in a caption on his Twitter account, “I have officially announced my retirement from all forms of cricket. I thank my family, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. I am sure you will encourage me in the future as you did in the past.”
Yusuf made his debut in the national team jersey with ODI format. He started his career in Dhaka against Pakistan in June 2007. He played 57 matches till 2012. His last match was against Pakistan in Dhaka.
He scored 810 runs in 56 ODIs with the bat. He played the highest innings of 123 runs. He hit two centuries and 3 half centuries. He took 33 wickets in 57 matches with the ball. He took 3 wickets for maximum 49 runs. Yusuf was a member of the 2011 ICC ODI World Cup winning team.