Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan has been referred to as upon by the Baroda Cricket Affiliation (BCA) because the mentor to coach the junior in addition to the senior cricketers. Pathan will quickly be donning the mentor’s function to start out working with the BCA, thereby offering help to the younger and budding cricketers of Vadodara, his hometown.
The Pathan brothers have been serving to cricketers in numerous elements of India by way of the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP). They’ve 31 facilities throughout India, together with the lately inaugurated one in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Vadodara has been a confirmed supply of expertise for the Indian cricket crew. Other than the Pathan brothers, the Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal) and Indian gamers Yastika Bhatia and Radha Yadav additionally play for Baroda.
“The choice to rope in Yusuf was taken by the BCA apex council on Friday. His preliminary contract shall be for one 12 months and it is going to be reviewed within the subsequent season,” stated Shishir Hattangadi, CEO of the Baroda Cricket Affiliation, highlighting that Yusuf Pathan’s key accountability shall be to watch the progress of younger, gifted cricketers, as quoted by TOI.
This shall be Yusuf Pathan’s first main stint put up his worldwide retirement
He earned a spot in India’s squad for the inaugural World T20, which was held in South Africa, due to his potential to attain runs quickly. Within the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy, Pathan had the best strike fee amongst gamers with greater than 200 runs of their bag.
Yusuf Pathan had not taken up any function ever since his worldwide retirement, which he introduced in February 2021. The all-rounder made his debut within the ICC World Twenty20 throughout the last towards Pakistan and performed alongside his brother Irfan Pathan. Since then, he represented India in 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is. He had additionally been part of the Indian Premier League for a protracted interval.
Within the ODI format, Yusuf amassed 810 runs whereas he amassed 236 runs within the 22 T20Is that he performed. Other than the runs, Pathan additionally scalped 33 wickets in ODIs and 13 wickets within the T20Is. Yusuf has additionally participated in 100 first-class video games for Baroda, the place he has taken 201 wickets and picked up 4,825 runs at a mean of 34.46.