Former Indian all-rounder and World Cup winner, Yusuf Pathan left everyone in shock after he announced his retirement from all the formats of cricket. Over the years, Yusuf Pathan has contributed a lot to the Indian cricket.
Senior Pathan brother, who made his debut in 2007, has played 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India. He was a part of the Indian cricket team that won the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Besides being a two-time world cup winner and has also won the title of the Indian Premier League twice with Kolkata Knight Riders (2012 & 2014) and once while playing for Rajasthan Royals (in 2008). Apart from being the hard-hitting middle-order batsman, Yusuf has also been a handy off-spinner. While he has scored 810 ODI runs and 236 T20I runs for India with the bat, he has also picked 46 wickets in limited-overs international cricket.
On Friday, Yusuf took to his twitter and shared a long post announcing his retirement from the cricket world. In his long post, he wrote:
“The time has come today for me to put a full stop to this innings of my life. I officially announce retirement from all forms of the game,”
“Winning two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders were some of the best moments of my career,” he added.
Here, check out the whole note:
Sharing the note, Yusuf thanked everyone for suppoting him throughout. He wrote:
“I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love,”
Here, watch the tweet:
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 26, 2021
Meanwhile, as soon as Yusuf Pathan announced his retirement from the game, social media was soon flooded with interesting reactions. From cricketers to fans everyone paid tributes to the former cricketer for his contribution towards the Indian cricket.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Congratulations to both of you on your wonderful careers. pic.twitter.com/YR2onI9DzE
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 26, 2021
Thank you Yusuf Pathan for your valuable contribution to Indian cricket. You will always be remembered for your fearless batting. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours & hope you continue to enrich Indian cricket through your #cricket knowledge. @iamyusufpathan @BCCI pic.twitter.com/DStRSXg0D2
— Dhanraj Nathwani (@DhanrajNathwani) February 26, 2021
Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Yusuf Pathan played 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India between 2007 and 2012. He was part of both the 2007 T20 World Cup triumph and the 2011 ODI World Cup triumph.#yusufpathan#retirement pic.twitter.com/gtsohL90iE
— Akhil Patel (@Akhil4BJP) February 26, 2021
— CricketWithLove ?? (@cricket_widlove) February 26, 2021
— Kashmiri Indian (@myindia7777) February 26, 2021
Your contribution to the world class cricket will always be remembered!!
— Brajesh Kumar Singh (@BrajeshOffice) February 26, 2021
Thank you @iamyusufpathan. Really enjoyed watching those power packed innings. You were a favourite of our family. No game was over till you were done. Enjoy this phase.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 26, 2021
— Gauti Harshit Dhiman (@GautiDhiman) February 26, 2021
An injury made @sachin_rt miss out Kitply Cup(Tri series) & Asia Cup in mid 2008. So @iamyusufpathan got maiden ODI call.Pragyan Ojha was another newbie as Bhajji was banned.
Intrstingly Yusuf Pathan's last ODI was also Sachin's last ODI &Ojha's last test was SRT's farewell test. pic.twitter.com/dqKEe2YcHq
— Amal Sudhakaran (@amal_sachinism) February 26, 2021
— Roshan Agrawal (@CalmDevta) February 26, 2021
— Vikas Singh Rathore (@vikasrathore143) February 26, 2021