Legendary batsman of Pakistan Cricket team Younis Khan has broken the 22-year-old record of Javed Miandad on Tuesday to become Pakistan’s leading Test run-scorer.
He broke Miandad’s tally of 8832 runs in emphatic style on the opening day of the first Test against England when he launched Moeen Ali over deep midwicket for six during the final session in Abu Dhabi.
Younis, 37, made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi in 2000, and scored 107 in the second innings to take Pakistan to within two wickets of a remarkable come-from-behind victory.
He has number of remarkable records for Pakistan, including 30 test centuries more than any other Pakistani batsman in test cricket history. His average in test cricket speaks volume about his class; he averages 54 in tests, ahead of great Javed Miandad and elegant Muhammad Yousad and Inzimam ul Haq.
He also has a test record in the history of test cricket, five fourth innings hundred, most by any player of the world. He has scored test hundred against all test playing nations.
The last 12 months have been especially prolific for Younis. In that time, he has averaged over 80 with six hundreds. As quoted other day by legendary Wasim Akram, Younis Khan has earned the respect and now it is up to him to decide when to quit test cricket. Considering the form he is in, it would not take very long time for him to become first Pakistani batsman to enter in the league of batsmen scored ten thousand runs. Looking at his statistics, it seems that he born to be a test cricketer but under his captainship Pakistan lift the trophy of T20 world cup in 2009 in England.
We all should be grateful to Younis Khan for doing an excellent job for his country.
PCB needs to forbid habit sending off great players disgracefully and should handle this legendary cricketer with care and respect.