Ecstatic Irfan Pathan jumps in joy before Yusuf raises his bat to celebrate his hundred
Baroda lost by eight wickets against Madhya Pradesh despite fighting twin tons from Yusuf.
Published - Oct 12, 2017 12:34 pm | Updated - Oct 12, 2017 12:49 pm
The out of favour cricketer Irfan Pathan has shared the video of his brother Yusuf Pathan reaching the century in the opening game of Ranji Trophy. The duo is representing Baroda in the domestic tournament of India as the younger one of the two is leading the side. The brotherhood between is a known fact and it is no surprise that Irfan is celebrating the century from Yusuf and has shared it on the social media.
The match between Baroda and Madhya Pradesh wasn’t aired live as the official broadcaster decided to telecast the other two games in progress at the same time. Yusuf Pathan started the season with a bang by scoring a swashbuckling ton in the first innings. In reply to the mammoth total of 551 posted by the opposition, the visiting side was reeling at 54/4. The duo came together then and consolidated for their side.
They added 188 runs for the fifth wicket and took their team to a respectable total before being dismissed in successive overs. Yusuf scored 111 runs whereas the skipper made 80 runs as they plundered the bowlers. Irfan Pathan posted a video on Twitter to express his joy on a wonderful ton by his elder brother. He tweeted, “That’s how the big man @iamyusufpathan got to his 100 #pureemotion #sheerjoy #love.” Moreover, it was Irfan who celebrated the century more than his brother which proves their love and respect for each other.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 11, 2017
Yusuf scored another ton in second innings
The wonderful century from Yusuf Pathan could not take his team beyond the follow-on score. Hence Baroda had to bat again with 249 runs adrift of the score of Madhya Pradesh. The batting line-up once again faltered and this time they were struggling at 68/7 with Irfan also departing soon. But Yusuf kept his head high and smashed another ton along with Atit Sheth who batted excellently for his century as well.
The 34-year-old remained unbeaten on 136 off just 154 balls with 16 fours and seven sixes. Sadly, the team lost despite the twin tons from their best batsman but surely his form should bode well for Baroda in the upcoming matches of the tournament.