Yusuf Pathan is a powerful aggressive right handed batsman for Indian cricket team. His early life history along with various records & achievements he secured for his team will be discuss in this article.
Yusuf Pathan Life history
The first portion of this article will cover the early life history of Yusuf Pathan. He was born on 17 November, 1982. He was part of the Indian cricket team during 2007 ICC Cricket world where India secured the title. He played his debut match against Pakistan where he scored 15 runs. He had shown great performance in IPL which helped him to gain place in International cricket team. He did not manage to perform well in his opening matches for which he was dropped from the team. He made selectors impressed with his fine performance in domestic which resulted in his selection for the series against England. He struck fifty of just 29 balls against England which is a great achievement in his life history. Pathan was selected for 2009 ICC t20 world cup where he played 33 runs inning of just 17 balls. Spite of great performance, his team could not managed to won that match & was out from the World Cup. While playing against New Zealand in 2010, Pathan has got a great record in his cricket history of scoring 123 of just 96 balls. This helped India to chase down the target of 316.
Before ICC ODI Cricket world cup 2011, while playing against South Africa, Pathan played a big knock of 105 runs of just 70 deliveries. Pathan has stucked century of just 37 balls for playing against Mumbai Indians in 2010 IPL. Pathan struck fastest IPL fifty of just 15 balls in 2014.
Yusuf Pathan Records & Achivements
Yusuf Pathan has secured numerous records for his team. He has scored many winning knocks. Some of his achievements will be discuss in this section of article.
- Up to 2015, Yusuf pathan holds the record of fastest fifty of 18 balls in Ranji trophy. Bandeep Singh broke his record by making fifty of just 15 balls.
- Yusuf Pathan record of hitting 123 runs of just 96 balls made India to chase down the massive total of 316 runs against New Zealand.
- Pathan made fastest fifty of IPL of just 15 balls which is a great achievement for him.
- Pathan got man of the match achievement two times in ODI. First time he got was against New Zealand. The last time was in 2011 against South Africa.
- Pathan got two times man of the match award in T20. First time was in 2009 against Sri-lanka while the second time was against Zimbabwe in 2010 where he scored 37 runs of 24 balls.
Yusuf Pathan 100 in 36/37 Balls in IPL Video
Yusuf Pathan remained a strong hitter of the ball. Whether that is an international format or domestic or any league, he always helped his team with his excellent batting performance. Same he presented his performance against Mumbai Indians while playing for KKR, where he struck 100 of just 37 balls. He played aggressively in that match. You can watch the video to see how matured & aggressive game pathan had played.
Yusuf Pathan 72 runs of just 22 Balls Video:
Another best knock by Pathan was to score 72 runs of just 22 balls. He played this brilliant inning in IPL while playing against SRH. His excellent knock helped his team to win the game. You can watch the video of Pathan inning.