Yusuf Pathan is a famous Indian cricketer who made his first appearance in first-class cricket in the year 2001-02. He is an explosive right-handed batsman and right arm off spin quick bowler and he stamped his authority in Indian cricket with the help of these all-around traits.
He was born to a family named Pathan in the year 1982 in a place called Baroda in the state of Gujarat and he is the elder brother of Irfan Pathan who is also a fast bowling all-rounder in Indian cricket. The wife of Yusuf Pathan is a physiotherapist whose name is Afreen who is from Mumbai and this couple had given birth to a baby boy in the month of April 2014.
Pathan made his debut in the year 2001 with first-class Cricket and made his international debut in the T20 against Pakistan. Starting from there, he has given many best performances given by Yusuf Pathan in all types of formats like IPL, International T20, and One Day International. The century in 37 balls against Mumbai Indians when he was playing for Rajasthan Royals was one of the masterpieces in his career. Two centuries 123* and 105 against New Zealand and South Africa respectively in the years 2010 and 2011 have earned him popularity among the cricket fans in India. He received the Man of the Match awards for both these matches and, he won 2 awards for his spectacular batting and bowling performances in T20 matches against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Yusuf Pathan Net Worth
The net worth of one of the best Indian cricketers is estimated to be a sum of $27 million dollars as of 2017. He is successfully earning a considerable amount from the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders from the past few years and he earned a decent amount when he was part of the international team of India. The other sources of income are the advertisements and other sources. Along with his brother, he is earning a lot in IPL because of their batting and bowling skills which are perfectly suiting the conditions of T20 matches.
The success of Yusuf Pathan made him a star in T20 cricket mainly compared to other formats named One Day International and Test Matches. He holds many records under his name for some of the best bowling and batting figures like one of the fastest centuries in IPL, one of the fastest fifties in IPL and International T20 matches. With these stats, this cricket player career went on high for certain duration and after that, he mostly settled for IPL in later years.
Yusuf Pathan is the proud owner of one of the richest villas in India, which cost about 2.5 crores and it is located in a place called Vadodara in the state of Gujarat. The aggressive player has also held many properties under his name which are dispersed in many locations.
Apart from his cricket career, both the Pathan brothers have started the Cricket Academy of Pathans and they tied up with the most famous coach Greg Chappell and the other famous player Cameron Trade and here the Chappell plays the role of coaching the other coaches of the academy. Yusuf Pathan also became the first Indian player to sign the Foreign league. He had gained enough popularity only after his mind-blowing performances in the matches.
Yusuf Pathan signed to play for the team named Kowloon Cantons in Hong Kong T20 league and he becomes the first person in the Indian country to do so. He scored a half-century in the recently played Inter-Zonal T20 tournament for the team named Baroda. He is also planning to play the next edition of the IPL in 2017 for the team Kolkata Knight Riders.
This player – Yusuf Pathan, certainly deserves the credit that he has so far achieved for his performances. In fact, he has achieved decent success in his career. The IPL is the main league where he wants to leave a mark in a strong fashion. However, he has proved to be worthy of whatever he has as a background now.