Yusuf Pathan Biography, Age, Career, Personal Life and Net worth

Yusuf Pathan was born on the 17th November 1982, he is an Indian former cricketer and Politician of All India Trinamool Congress. Pathan made his debut in first-class cricket in 2001/02. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.

His younger brother, Irfan Pathan was also an Indian cricketer.Pathan retired from all forms of cricket in February 2021.He was a member of the Indian team that won both the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Yusuf Pathan

Personal Life

Yusuf Pathan was born in Baroda, Gujarat, to a Gujarati Pathan family.He is the elder brother of Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan. He along with his brother Irfan has done philanthropic work during COVID-19 pandemic by distributing masks. Yusuf married Mumbai-based physiotherapist, Afreen. They have a son together.He had been supporting “YAIF” and its mission “Youth Against Rape”.

In 2024 Lok Sabha election, Pathan is announced as a Party candidate for Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal by Trinamool Congress, against of Congress party Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.Pathan is regarded as a close person of Abhishek Banerjee (politician).

rounder clubbed seven fours and seven sixes on the way to his maiden one-day century to help the hosts overhaul New Zealand’s challenging 315–7 with seven balls to spare at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

At the awards distribution ceremony he stated that “this knock will boost my career”. Indian captain Gautam Gambhir said “I have always said Pathan can finish games on his own, and that’s what he did today, I had never seen something like this before. But I knew till the time Pathan was there, we would win the game.”

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New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori said “It was a great game of cricket, we were in the game, but Pathan was pretty amazing and took the game away from us.”

In the MTN ODI series against South Africa, before the 2011 World Cup, he gave a stand-out performance in a match in Pretoria where he scored a brilliant 105 in 70 deliveries (comprising 8 fours and 8 sixes). Even though India lost the match, his performance was complimented heavily.During this knock, he reached his century off 68 balls which is the sixth-fastest by an Indian and the second-fastest by an Indian outside the subcontinent. Thanks to his stream of good performances, he made it to the Indian team for 2011 World Cup and also scored 100 for just 37 balls vs Mumbai Indians in IPL 2010. Though Yusuf did not have a great World Cup, he ended up having the winner’s medal and the honor of holding the World Cup aloft.

He was named in the Indian team for 2012 Asia Cup to be held in Bangladesh. He featured in the triangular series in Nairobi-Kenya and played for Baroda’s team against Gujarat and Kenya international.

On 27 October 2017, Pathan was charged with an anti-doping violation, having had Terbutaline detected in his urine sample following a domestic T20 match earlier in the year. On 9 January 2018, Pathan received a 5-month suspension, backdated to 15 August 2017, leaving only 5 days remaining on his suspension following its official handing down.

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After a good domestic season in 2007/08, he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League for US$265,000 (INR 1.9 crore). In the 2008 IPL season, he scored 435 runs and took 8 wickets. He recorded the season’s fastest half-century (from 21 balls) against the Deccan Chargers, and was also the Man of the Match in the final against the Chennai Super Kings. In May 2021, ESPNcricinfo ranked Pathan’s match figures of three wickets for 22 runs, and his 56 runs from 39 balls as the greatest IPL performance in the history of the tournament.

Yusuf Pathan was named as the vice-captain of Rajasthan Royals during IPL 3. On 13 March 2010, Pathan scored a century off 37 balls, in an Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians. The innings also included 11 consecutive hits to the boundary (6, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 4, 4, 4, 4).

After that knock where he scored the fastest IPL century, his Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne described his innings as one of the best innings he has even seen in his career and also compared Yusuf Pathan with his country-mate Andrew Symonds as two of the cleanest hitters of the ball.

In the 2011 IPL auction, he was bought for $2.1 million by Kolkata Knight Riders and was retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.25 crores via the ‘Right to Match’ option in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2014.

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On 15 May 2013, Yusuf Pathan became the first batsman to be given out for obstructing the field in Twenty20 cricket while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2013 against Pune Warriors India.

On 24 May 2014, Yusuf hit the second-fastest 50 in IPL history doing it in a mere 15 balls. As a result, Kolkata Knight Riders ended up 2nd in the league table and won the title for the season.

In January 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction. He played multiple good knocks that season including a vital 45 vs Chennai Super Kings in the final, though it was in a losing cause. After a dip in form in the 2019 season, he was released by Hyderabad ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.

Domestic cricketed

He held the record of fastest 50 (in 18 balls) up to October 2015 in the Ranji Trophy. His record was broken by Bandeep Singh (in 15 balls).

Cricket Academy of Pathan

The Cricket Academy of Pathans was jointly launched by Yusuf and Irfan Pathan. The academy has tied up with former India coach Greg Chappell and Cameron Tradell as chief mentors. They also appointed Huzaifa Pathan as a coach for the academy. Chappell coached the coaches of the academy.

Political Career

Yusuf Pathan will be contesting 2024 Lok Sabha polls from Bahrampur seat on Trinamool Congress ticket.

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