Yusuf Pathan has said goodbye to the two World Cup champions for all cricketing pursuits. The 36-year-old all-rounder announced his retirement on social media on Friday (February 28).
Joseph Pathan wrote on his official Twitter page, ‘I am announcing retirement from all forms of cricket. Thank you to my family, friends, supporters, team and country, and thank you for loving me. I am sure you will continue to encourage me in the future. ‘
He has played 610 runs in 56 ODIs for the country and 237 runs in 22 T20s. Joseph is the highlight of his international career in the unbeaten 123 competition against New Zealand in Bangalore in 2010. India lost the match by pursuing 318 runs by Kiwis. He then scored the second century of his ODI career against South Africa in Centurion. He also won 48 international wickets in the off-spin.
Yousef won three Twenty20 World Cups in 2007 and one World Cup in Team India in 2011.
He played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 12 years. Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have won the tournament twice. In the IPL, Joseph has taken a wicket with 204 runs and 42 balls.
Bangladesh Time: 1843 hours, 26 February 2021
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