Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
 

IPL Auction 2020: Irfan Pathan's Special Message For Brother Yusuf After He Goes Unsold

Updated: 20 December 2019 11:40 IST

Irfan Pathan took to Twitter to pen a special message for his older brother Yusuf Pathan, who went unsold in the IPL auction 2020.

IPL Auction 2020: Irfan Pathans Special Message For Brother Yusuf After He Goes Unsold
Irfan Pathan's message for brother Yusuf won hearts on Twitter. © AFP

Yusuf Pathan was among some big names that went unsold in the IPL auction 2020 that was held on Thursday in Kolkata. Yusuf Pathan, who was released by the SunRisers Hyderabad franchise, had a base price of Rs 1 crore in the IPL auction 2020, but found no takers with most teams choosing to go after young players. Irfan Pathan took to Twitter to pen a special message for his older brother, saying: "Small hiccups doesn't define your career,you have been outstanding thru out. A real match winner. Love you always Lala."

SunRisers Hyderabad had decided to let go of Yusuf Pathan. The franchise adopted a youth-friendly approach in the IPL auction, not going for the big names, instead buying five all-rounders out of the seven players they picked in Kolkata.

Barring Mitchell Marsh and Fabian Allen, SunRisers Hyderabad went after the young guns with the likes of Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav and Bavanaka Sandeep benefitting from the Hyderabad's strategy.

Yusuf Pathan had a nightmare outing in the 2019 IPL season. The all-rounder played 10 matches, scoring a total of just 40 runs at an average of 13.33 with a high score of 16 not out. He bowled just six balls in the entire season, going wicketless.

The older of the Pathan brothers had struggled in 2018 as well where he played 15 matches in a season in which SunRisers Hyderabad finished runners-up. Yusuf had scored 260 runs at an average of 28.88, failing to hit even a single half-century while picking up a solitary wicket.

The IPL auction 2020 was dominated by Australians with Pat Cummins becoming the most expensive overseas buy ever in the history of the league by fetching a whopping Rs 15.50 crore bid from two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad Irfan Khan Pathan Irfan Pathan Yusuf Khan Pathan Yusuf Pathan IPL 2020 Cricket
Highlights
  • Irfan Pathan pens heartfelt message for brother Yusuf
  • Irfan told Yusuf that "small hiccups doesn't define your career"
  • Yusuf Pathan went unsold in IPL auction 2020
Related Articles
Coronavirus: Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan Donate Masks To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus: Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan Donate Masks To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
Yusuf Pathan Refuses To Walk Off After Umpire Rules Him Out
Yusuf Pathan Refuses To Walk Off After Umpire Rules Him Out
"Ye Pathan K Hath Hai Thakur", Rashid Khans Hilarious Response To Yusuf Pathans Stunning Catch
"Ye Pathan K Hath Hai Thakur", Rashid Khan's Hilarious Response To Yusuf Pathan's Stunning Catch
Amit Mishra Second Person In IPL History To Be Given Out For Obstructing The Field
Amit Mishra Second Person In IPL History To Be Given Out For Obstructing The Field
Team Profile, SunRisers Hyderabad: Hyderabad Outfit Keen To Shine Again Like 2016
Team Profile, SunRisers Hyderabad: Hyderabad Outfit Keen To Shine Again Like 2016
Advertisement