India is a powerhouse of talent. In the world of cricket, India has produced several talents. Yusuf Pathan is one of them. He was India’s best power-hitter of his own time. Today, the talented all-rounder turned 41. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar penned a special birthday note for him. That post went viral.
Tendulkar’s Special Wish:
Yusuf Pathan and Sachin Tendulkar shared the dressing room when both played for India. Both won the 2011 World Cup together. After that, they play the Road Safety series together. Yusuf Pathan was a great all-rounder for India. He made his debut in the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan. After that, his excellence was the reason for India’s many wins.
On his birthday, Sachin Tendulkar uniquely wished him. On his social media handle, Sachin wrote, “ If Yusuf Pathan booked a stadium for his birthday party, all the bowlers would be served food in the stands. Because that’s where he liked to treat bowlers – out of the park. Happy birthday to one of the big hitters of the cricket ball!” That unique post caught attention.
Yusuf Pathan’s Glorious Record:
Yusuf Pathan is called one of the greatest all-rounders in India. In his career, he has achieved so many milestones. He has some extraordinary records after his name. In 2010, he scored a century in just 37 balls against Mumbai Indians. Yusuf was playing for Rajasthan Royals. In that match, his team was chasing a huge target of 213 runs. But the condition was not desirable. After 10 overs, Rajasthan was 66/4. But then Yusuf came and scored a responsible century in just 37 deliveries.
Another sensational record is named after him. In 2010, he scored 123 runs in 96 balls in Bengaluru. India was playing the fourth ODI against New Zealand. India was chasing a target of 316 runs. In that match, he scored his maiden century and remained unbeaten on 123 runs in 96 balls. In that match, he was declared Man of the Match.
In 2011, he scored 105 runs in 70 balls. India was playing the fifth ODI against South Africa. While chasing a target of 268 runs, India was struggling. Then the power-hitter scored a quickfire 105 runs in 70 balls. That gave the strength to India’s innings. Unfortunately, India lost the match.