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11 Feb 2021
India’s big-hitting all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Announcing the news, Pathan posted a letter on Twitter with the caption, “I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. #retirement”
Pathan, 38 was a member of the two World Cup-winning teams under former India skipper MS Dhoni. While he made his India debut in the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup, the Baroda born played five matches in the 2011 World Cup.
In both the World Cups, India emerged as the winner. In total Pathan played 57 ODIs and 22 T20is for India scoring 1046 international runs with two centuries and three half-centuries in his kitty. More than a useful off-spinner, Yusuf also picked up 46 wickets in his international career as well.
“The time has come today for me to put a full stop to this innings (cricket) of my life. I officially announce retirement from all forms of the game,” wrote Pathan.