Moments after Yusuf Pathan hanged his boots from cricket, his brother Irfan left a heartwarming message for the all-rounder. Yusuf, who featured for India in 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is, took to Twitter to substantiate the event.
Responding again to Yusuf’s tweet, his brother congratulated the all-rounder and mentioned bowlers used to dread bowling to you. “You have been a champion player Lala. Bowlers use to fear bowling to you,” Irfan wrote in his tweet.
You have been a champion participant Lala. Bowlers use to concern bowling to you
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 26, 2021
In the one T20I match throughout India’s tour to Sri Lanka again in 2008-09, the Pathan brothers mixed to play a magnificient knock, serving to their aspect tumble the opposition. Chasing a stiff 172 in opposition to Sri Lanka, the Indian batting line-up didn’t show their mettle and have been discovered reeling at 115/7.
With 57 required in 29 deliveries and three wickets in hand, each Yusuf and Irfan wreaked havoc on the opposition ranks as India completed the competition with 4 balls remaining within the contest. Yusuf in that contest scored 22 from 10 deliveries, while his youthful brother Irfan smashed 33 off 16 balls.
Yusuf made his worldwide debut in opposition to Pakistan within the finale of the inaugural version of the T20I World Cup in 2007 and went on to be an everyday face within the shortest format of the sport.
Yusuf performed for Baroda in home cricket all through his profession and kicked-off his Indian Premier League journey with Rajasthan Royals earlier than switching to Kolkata Knight Riders. He made 174 appearances within the profitable T20-league and his 37-ball century within the in opposition to Mumbai Indians in 2010 nonetheless stands because the second-fastest within the historical past of the match.
The explosive all-rounder final featured in IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad again in 2019 however was not retained by the franchise for the earlier version performed in UAE.