Former India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan turns 37th year old on Tuesday & Yuvraj Singh leads wishes for the epic cricketer who is also a part of the 2011 World Cup winning squad.
Yusuf Pathan is the elder brother of Irfan Pathan who also represented the national team & was an all-rounder. Former teammate Yuvraj Singh also took to twitter to wish Yusuf Pathan by writing, “Wishing a very Happy Birthday to chacha @iamyusufpathan – the lethal run making machine! May your day be filled with lots of love and laughter! Hope you and everyone at home are doing well”. The BCCI also praised Yusuf Pathan in their birthday post by writing, “2007 World T20-winner 2011 World Cup-winner Wishing @iamyusufpathan a very happy birthday.”
Yusuf’s fans also wished him on his birthday by taking it to Twitter. One of his fan wrote, “Fastest ODI Century in SA (Indians)
68 balls – Yusuf (2011)*
82 balls – Kohli (2018)
90 balls – Sachin (1997)”.
Another fan wrote, “A man who lit up the Eden Gardens with his explosive batting. Happy Birthday to our former Knight Yusuf Pathan”. Another fan wrote, “Wishing you a very happy birthday @iamyusufpathan bhai.. Stay blessed and happy #YusufPathan”.
Yusuf Pathan played 57 ODIs scoring 810 runs at a strike rate of 113.6, with two tons and three fifties. Meanwhile he also played in 22 T20Is, scoring 236 runs at a strike rate of 145.58. While bowling, he notched 33 ODI wickets and 13 T20I wickets. He made his India debut in 2007 in a T20I match against Pakistan. Meanwhile he made his ODI debut in 2008 against the same team. He has also played for team India in an ODI match in 2012. With India he also won the 2011 ODI World Cup & the 2007 T20 World Cup.
In the IPL series he has represented RR, KKR & SRH scoring 3204 runs from 174 IPL games and taking 33 wickets.