|Yusuf Pathan Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||November 17, 1982|
Yusuf Pathan is an Indian former professional cricketer who had represented his country in the limited-overs versions of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a batting all-rounder, between 2007 and 2012. He was a part of the Indian squads that had won the 2007 ICC World T20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, the first and second time, respectively, that India had achieved those feats. In the Indian domestic circuit, he had played for his home city’s team Baroda (2001-02–2019-20) across all 3 formats. One of the most destructive batsmen of his era, he had represented franchise teams like the Rajasthan Royals (2008–2010), the Kolkata Knight Riders (2011–2017), and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (2018–2019) in the IPL (Indian Premier League). He had retired from all forms of cricket in February 2021.
Yusuf Khan Pathan
Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Professional Cricketer (Retired)
- Father – Mehmood Khan Pathan (Muezzin)
- Mother – Samimbanu Pathan
- Siblings – Irfan Pathan (Younger Brother) (Professional Cricketer (Retired)), Shagufta Pathan (Younger Sister)
- Others – Safa Baig (Sister-in-Law) (Former Model, Executive Editor in a PR Firm, Nail Artist), Imran Khan Pathan (Nephew)
Right-Arm Off Break
- 28 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Rajasthan Royals (IPL)
- 24 – Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
- 17 – Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL)
Yusuf Pathan’s net worth had been $26.5 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Yusuf has dated –
- Afreen Khan (2013-Present) – Yusuf got married to Mumbai-based physiotherapist Afreen Khan in 2013. They have 2 sons together named Ayaan Pathan (b. April 17, 2014) and Riyaan Pathan (b. 2016).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Gujarati Pathan descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a rugged beard
Yusuf Pathan Facts
- Yusuf’s very first international match for India was the final of the 2007 ICC World T20, the inaugural edition of the tournament. He was drafted into the Indian playing XI at the 11th hour after regular opener Virender Sehwag had withdrawn due to a groin injury. In that final match, against Pakistan, he had scored 15 quick runs as India went on to win the match by just 5 runs and thus, win the trophy.
- In the 2008 IPL season, the tournament’s inaugural edition, he was a vital contributor in the Rajasthan Royals’ fairytale run to the title. He had scored 435 runs and taken 8 wickets in the season and was also adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ in the final, against the Chennai Super Kings. He had also recorded the season’s fastest fifty (21 balls), in a match against the Deccan Chargers.
- In that final match, he had recorded figures of 3/22 to limit the Chennai Super Kings to a score of 163/5. In the chase, he had struck 56 runs off just 39 balls as the Rajasthan Royals had reached the target of 164 runs off the last ball of their innings to lift the title. In May 2021, ESPNCricinfo had ranked his performance in that match as the greatest IPL performance in history.
- In the final of the 2010 Duleep Trophy (a domestic first-class cricket competition contested by teams representing geographical zones of India), he had scored a hundred in the first innings and a double hundred in the 2nd innings and had led his team, West Zone, to a 3-wicket win over South Zone. In the 2nd innings, his unbeaten knock of 210 runs from 190 balls had helped his team chase down their humongous target of 536 runs. This was the then-highest successful run chase in first-class cricket history.
- In March 2010, in an IPL match against the Mumbai Indians, he had scored a 37-ball hundred that had included 11 consecutive hits to the boundary (6, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4). As of October 2021, this was still the IPL’s second-fastest hundred, only bettered by a Chris Gayle blitzkrieg in April 2013 where he had recorded the highest score in IPL history (175 runs) including a 30-ball hundred.
- In May 2013, he had become the first batsman in T20 cricket history to be given out for obstructing the field, while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Pune Warriors India.
- In May 2014, he had scored a fifty off just 15 balls, while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. As of October 2021, this was still the IPL‘s second-fastest fifty, only bettered by K. L. Rahul (14 balls) in a match between the Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Capitals in April 2018.
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