Lok Sabha elections: Yusuf Pathan became MP from Bahrampur, defeated senior Congress leader, know how was his cricket career

Orhan Wadia
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New Delhi. Former Indian cricket team cricketer Yusuf Pathan has now entered politics. In the Lok Sabha elections, he has become an MP from Baharampur seat of West Bengal on behalf of Trinamool Congress Party. Yusuf Pathan was pitted against Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Baharampur seat. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had to face defeat here. However, Yusuf Pathan is not the first cricketer to become an MP. Before this, Gautam Gambhir, Navjot Singh Siddhu, Mohammad Azharuddin, Kirti Azad and Chetan Chauhan have also become MPs.

Yusuf Pathan made his debut in the T20 match. His debut was spectacular. In fact, before the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup, former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag got injured. In his place, MS Dhoni gave Yusuf Pathan a chance. Dhoni made Yusuf Pathan start the innings. However, Yusuf could not do anything special in his debut, he could score only 15 runs in 8 balls. Yusuf Pathan was part of the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. After winning the 2011 World Cup, he lifted India's greatest batsman Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders.

He scored the fastest century in IPL
Yusuf Pathan is considered one of the greatest batsmen of Indian cricket. In the very first season of IPL, Yusuf Pathan scored a century in just 37 balls against Mumbai Indians. No one could break his record for 4 seasons. But after that in 2013, Chris Gayle broke Yusuf's record by scoring a century in just 30 balls.

Yusuf Pathan scored a total of 810 runs in 41 ODI innings in his ODI career. These 41 innings include 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. Yusuf Pathan also scored a total of 236 runs in 18 T20 innings for India. During this, his strike rate was 146.58. While bowling, Yusuf took 33 wickets in ODIs and 13 wickets in T20 matches.

first published : June 4, 2024, 4:36 pm IST

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