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IPL 7 Final: Yusuf Pathan becomes first player to win IPL on three occasions

Yusuf Pathan essayed a crucial knock against SRH in IPL 7 © IANS (File Photo0
Yusuf Pathan essayed a crucial knock against SRH in IPL 7 © IANS (File Photo0

June 1, 2014

With Kolkata Knight Riders winning Indian Premier League (IPL) for the second time, Yusuf Pathan, their premier all-rounder has now been on the winning side on three occasions. During the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008, Yusuf was a part of Rajasthan Royals setup, who went onto lift the trophy that year.

In 2012, Kolkata won the IPL for the first time. Even then, Yusuf was part of their setup and now in 2014 with Kolkata winning it again means that Yusuf has been on the winning side on three occasions. Yusuf wasn’t in good form during the start of IPL 7. But came to the party with a superb knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad during the league phase of IPL 7.

In the IPL final against Kings XI Punjab, Yusuf showed his ability to play powerful shots. He scored 36 runs off just 22 balls. His knock included four sixes. Finally, Kolkata were able to chase down the huge target of 199 runs in the final over of the game.

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