Yusuf Khan Pathan
One part of the most talented brothers to have played India, Yusuf Pathan has a special place for all the cricketing fans in India. Be it his unabashed attitude or him absolutely bludgeoning the cricket ball, Yusuf is known to be a fan-friendly cricketer. One of the biggest achievements has to be when he was part of India’s squad that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 as well as the ICC World Cup 2011. Yusuf Pathan in his prime was the most lethal batsman in world cricket. A batting all-rounder, his spin bowling has caused a lot of problems to the batsman who have faced him.
|Nickname:||Lethal Weapon, Steeler, Run Machine, The Beast Role|
|Weight (approx.):||88 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||17 November 1982|
|Age (as on 2017):||35 years|
|Birth Place:||Baroda, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Scorpio|
|School:||MES High School, Baroda|
|Father:||Mehmood Khan Pathan|
|Sister:||Shagufta Pathan (Younger)|
|Brother:||Irfan Pathan (Cricketer, Step-brother)|
|Test:||10 June 2008 vs Pakistan in Dhaka|
|ODI:||24 September 2007 vs Pakistan in Johannesburg|
|Jersey Number:||#28 (India)|
#24 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team:||Baroda, India Green, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||Pakistan|
|Favourite Shot:||Pull shot|
- He scored one of the fastest centuries in the IPL 3 in 2010 when he reached the mark in 37 balls.
- He has the record of the then fastest half-century in this history of IPL in his innings for SunRisers Hyderabad.
|Career Turning Point|
The performances he put on the show in 2007’s Deodhar Trophy made him get more name value and finally be selected for T20 World Cup.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Hashim Amla, VVS Laxman and Viv Richards|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Wasim Akram and Shane Warne|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Biryani and mutton korma|
|Favourite Actors/Actresses:||Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||A.R. Rahman|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Wife/Spouse:||Afreen Khan (Physiotherapist)|
|Marriage Date:||27 March 2013|
|IPL 11:||1.90 Crore|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- His debut in the T20 format for India came in the final of ICC T20 World Cup 2007 against Pakistan.
- He spent his childhood growing up in a Mosque in Baroda.
- Irfan Pathan is not only his teammate for India but also his step-brother.