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ICC & Indian Cricketers Outpoured Wishes As Yusuf Pathan Announced Retirement


ICC & Indian Cricketers Outpoured Wishes As Yusuf Pathan Announced Retirement

Yusuf Pathan, the former Indian cricketer, took retirement from all forms of cricket and not just his fans but the International Cricket Council and former cricketers also took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate him for his wonderful career.

Yusuf Pathan made his debut at the international level in the year 2007 and he was a part of the 2 World Cup winning teams – ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC World Cup 2011. Yusuf was an all-rounder and was best known for his power hitting. In 57 ODIs that he played for the country, he scored 810 runs including 2 hundreds and 3 fifties while in 22 T20Is, he scored 236 runs.

Yusuf, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan’s elder brother, wrote a post on Twitter and thanked all the skippers under whom he played. He also called his brother Irfan his backbone as he supported him in the highs and lows of his career. Yusuf wrote that winning the World Cup and lifting legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders are some of the best moments of his career.

In the IPL also, Yusuf had a great career as he was a part of the IPL winning team three times; he was playing from Rajasthan Royals when it won the IPL in the inaugural edition under Shane Warne and the other two times, he was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders that won the tournament under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.

Here is the post written by Yusuf Pathan with the caption, “I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. #retirement”

The International Cricket Council also reacted on Yusuf Pathan’s announcement of retirement as it tweeted, “India’s 2007 @T20WorldCup and 2011 @cricketworldcup winner Yusuf Pathan announces his retirement from all forms of cricket.”

Irfan Pathan also posted a heart-warming message for his brother and called him source of inspiration.

Soon, online users including the people from cricket fraternity started congratulating him and wishing him luck for his second innings. Other than Yusuf, another Indian cricketer Vinay Kumar also announced his retirement.

This is how former cricketers reacted on Yusuf Pathan’s retirement:

Sachin Tendulkar

Virender Sehwag

Gautam Gambhir

Wasim Jaffer

Irfan Pathan

Anil Kumble

Pragyan Ojha

Shikhar Dhawan

Dinesh Karthik

We also wish all the best to Yusuf Pathan for his second innings!

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