Sunrisers Hyderabad player Yusuf Pathan made a new record while coming to the ground on his first match from SRH side in IPL 11th season. Yusuf Pathan has become the seventh player of the IPL tournament who played 150 matches. Besides Pathan, Virat Kohli and Robin Uthappa also have played more than 150 matches. Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina is the top on the list of playing most of the matches in IPL with 162 matches.
After Raina, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings skipper Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni respectively come in the list by playing 160 matches. Dinesh Karthik who is the first time captain in the IPL tournament that too for KKR has played 153 matches in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals is making a comeback to IPL after a long gap of two years as they got banned in 2015 for their match-fixing row. Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane will surely want to make a good start in IPL by winning this first match of the tournament.
The interesting thing is that till now Yusuf Pathan has played for only two franchise Rajasthan Royals for three years from 2008 to 2010. Then he went to Shah Rukh Khan's KKR and there he played for seven years from 2011 to 2017. Now he is in SRH so this is going to be amazing that he is now going to play against the team Rajasthan Royals where he played his first match of IPL.