After pacer R Vinay Kumar, Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan also announced his retirement.
One of the most explosive batsmen Pathan took to Twitter to announce his retirement. He wrote, "I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. #retirement."
He further added, "I still remember the day when I wore the India jersey for the first time. I didn't only wear the jersey that day, but I took upon my family's, coach's, friends', the whole country's and my own expectations on my shoulders as well. Since my childhood, my life has revolved only around cricket. I played at international level, domestic level and in the IPL in my career."
He further thanked family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country whoeheartedly for all the support and love. I am sure you will continue to encourage me in future as well. Pathan further wrote, “Winning two World Cups for India and lifting Sachin Tendulkar on my shoulders were some of the best moments of my career. I made my international debut under MS Dhoni, IPL debut under Shane Warne, Ranji debut under Jacob Martin and would like to thank them for believing in me. I thank Gautam Gambhir with whom at KKR, we won IPL trophy twice. I would also like thank my brother and backbone Irfan Pathan who was always there for me during the highs and lows of my career. Last but not the least, I would like to thank the BCCI & BCA for giving me the opportunity to play for my country and state."
Pacer R Vinay Kumar has also announced his twitter on social media.