Yusuf Pathan, a member of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning Indian team, did not get any buyers in the IPL 2020 auction. Yusuf, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad after Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, is known for his explosive innings.
For the 13th season of the IPL, SRH dropped him from the team after not retaining him, after which no franchise thought it necessary to wager on him in the auction held in Kolkata on Thursday. Now Yusuf’s younger brother and former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan have written a sentimental message on Twitter.
At a time when Yusuf is not bought by anyone in the Indian Premier League, then younger brother Irfan Pathan has come out in his support.
Yusuf, once the franchise’s first choice, had failed to live up to expectations for the past few seasons. This is the reason that the big Pathan with a base price of Rs 1 crore did not sell despite having names twice in the auction. The 37-year-old all-rounder had scored just 40 runs in 10 matches of last season with his bat.
Not only this, Yusuf Pathan for Sunrisers Hyderabad did not score a single half-century in the last two seasons. Yusuf then scored 260 runs in 15 matches for Hyderabad at an average of 28.88. If you look at the 37-year-old’s IPL career, Yusuf, who played 174 matches, scored 2 thousand 241 runs at a strike rate of 142.97. Simultaneously, he took 42 wickets at an economy of 7.40.
If we talk about the Sunrisers Hyderabad team for 2020, then this year auction included Mitchell Marsh of Australia, Fabian Allen of West Indies, young Indian batsman Virat Singh, Priyam Garg is associated with the team, then Jammu and Kashmir’s Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav and B Sandeep was also bought by Sunrisers.