Born on November 17, 1982, Yusuf Pathan is an Indian cricketer. Yusuf Pathan made his debut in first-class cricket in 2001/02. He is a powerful and aggressive right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler. His younger brother Irfan Pathan is also an Indian cricketer. both have played for India in international cricket as well have been main-stays of their teams in IPL.
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of himself with Irfan Pathan and his father, captioned, "One with Sr Pathan Sahab and the junior. My two favourite people #fatherson #weddingdiaries #familylove"
Yusuf Pathan was born in Baroda, Gujarat, to a Gujarati Pathan family. He is the older brother of Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan. Yusuf Pathan grew up with his younger brother Irfan in a mosque in Vadodara, in an impoverished family. His father served as the muezzin. Although their parents wished them to become Islamic scholars, Pathan and his brother took an interest in cricket.
In pic: Yusuf Pathan shared this picture on Irfan Pathan's birthday, captioned, "There are only a few people who get to be a part of your life, fewer who accompany you in the journey. I cannot thank the Almighty enough to have a brother who has been with me on every step, supported me, pushed me to do better.
Happy Belated Birthday @irfanpathan_official You have a lot of great things to do! #happybirthday #loveyoubro #bhaibhai Outfit credit: @tubazafir Photo credit: @vip_studiobaroda"
After a good domestic season in 2007/08, Yusuf Pathan was signed by the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League for USD 475,000 (INR 1.9 crore). In the 2008 IPL season, he scored 435 runs and took 8 wickets. Yusuf Pathan recorded the season's fastest half-century (from 21 balls) against the Deccan Chargers, and was also the Man of the Match in the final against the Chennai Super Kings.
In pic: Irfan Pathan shared this picture on Eid with his dad, he wrote, "Let no shadows to depress you. Only joys to surround you. Allah himself to bless you. #EidMubarak #peace @ayaanpathan_official"
Yusuf Pathan scored a century off 37 balls for Rajasthan Royals, in an Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2010.
Another picture Yusuf Pathan shared of himself with his father and brother Irfan Pathan, captioned, "May Allah send his Love like sunshine. In his warm and gentle ways #eidmubarak @irfanpathan_official"
In the 2011 IPL auction, Yusuf Pathan was bought for $2.1 million by Kolkata Knight Riders and was retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 3.25 crores via the 'Right to Match' option in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction 2014.
In pic: Yusuf Pathan shared this picture, captioned, "Time for celebrations Eid Mubarak everyone"
Many people did not know that On May 15, 2013, Yusuf Pathan became the first batsman to be given out for obstructing the field in Twenty20 cricket while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2013 against the Pune Warriors.
In pic: Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of himself with his brother Irfan Pathan, wearing traditional pathanis. He captioned, "Real pathani attire #feel"
Yusuf married Mumbai based physiotherapist Afreen in 2013. His wife gave birth to a boy on April 17, 2014.
In pic: Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of himself with his brother, while on a religious journey
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of himself with a couple of friends, captioned, "Congratulations both of you @lubna.ss @sana38"
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture when Bollywood superstar Suniel Shetty visited his place. Yusuf Pathan captioned, "Thank you ANNA @suniel.shetty for making time and paying us a visit. @irfanpathan_official #sister #wedding #happytimes"
Yusuf Pathan posted this picture of himself and his dad with Suniel Shetty during a family lunch at his place
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of himself with his father, teamed with a sweet message, "You will always be my first hero and the one who I look up to. #abba #dad #son #love"
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of himself with Bollywood legend Jacky Shroff. captioned, "With the Bollywood Jaggu Dada, little one here trying to make a serious face as well. #bollywood"
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of Jacky Shroff spending a day with the Pathans at their household.
Yusuf Pathan posted this picture of himself in traditional attire on Jummah, Yusuf Pathan posted, "It’s Jummah today; stay positive; don’t let the Shaytan steal your happiness. #jummamubarak"
Yusuf Pathan has a fetish for horses and horse-riding. Yusuf Pathan posted this picture in which he was seen playing with one of his horses, captioned, "He might not understand the language we speak but animals respond to #love."
Yusuf Pathan posted this picture from one of his horse-riding outings, captioned, "It always excites me to leap and ride with this strongly built champion. #HorseLeap #Horse #Horseriding #nature #love #animal #beautiful photo courtesy of @zafir_a1"
Yusuf Pathan posted this picture during Eid, where he is seen celebrating with brother Irfan Pathan. Yusuf wrote, "Eid Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating Eid today. May your lives be filled with joy and happiness"
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture from a dinner outing with his toddler. Yusuf wrote, "This little guy doesn't like to sit still for a second trying to get hold of him but he just wants to jump off. @imrankpathan_official #family"
Yusuf Pathan shared this picture of a road trip with his son Ayaan, captioned, "Road trip with my darling @ayaanpathan_official. #family #son #love"
Yusuf Pathan is a true son of the soil, which can be ascertained from this picture. Yusuf wrote, "Sitting on a khatiya in natural surroundings is a different level of comfort #farmlove #desi"
Cricketer Yusuf Pathan is known for his big hits on the cricket pitch. As he turns 36 years old today, we take a look at his family life with his kids, his brother Irfan Pathan and family. (Pics/ Yusuf Pathan Instagram)
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