Having made his debut in the year 2000, renowned Pakistani batsman Younis Khan represented Pakistan for over 17 years. Here is a look at top 5 moments from his career that no cricket fan in the country will be able to forget anytime soon.
5. Series against Australia, 2014
Australians had not lost a Test series against Pakistan for 20 years. Expecting an easy series and a similar result they arrived in UAE in the year 2014 to play against a Pakistani side that was still recovering from Saeed Ajmal’s ban.
Even local experts believed that the green shirts had no chance however, Younis left every one astonished as owing to his brilliant performance throughout the rubber, Pakistan was able to white wash a well-settled Australian line-up.
4. Double Hundred against England, 2016
Struggling for form Younis had struggled throughout the rubber in English conditions during the year 2016. His odd foot work invited criticism from different quarters and commentators began to wonder if the time was right for him to call it a day.
Nevertheless, unnerved with what was going on Younis scored a brilliant double hundred in the last Test of the 4 match rubber because of which Pakistan was able to square a series against England in their home conditions for the first time in 15 years.
3. Triple Century against Sri Lanka, 2009
Leading from front Younis Khan became only the third Pakistani to have scored a triple century when he had amassed 313 runs against Sri Lanka in 2009. It is however, unfortunate that terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan bus during the same series owing to which the country still, remains deprived of international cricket.
2. Leads Pakistan to World T20 Victory, 2009
Despite a major blow to its image owing to the aforesaid terrorist attack, only a few months later Pakistan under the leadership of Younis Khan bounced back to claim the World T20 title. Younis hence, remains the only captain who has led the country to a World T20 victory.
1. Scores 10,000 Runs, 2017
Younis during his last series against the West Indies completed 10,000 runs and became the first Pakistani to do so in Test cricket.
With the present lot well behind the legendary batsman, there seems no possibility of his record been broken at least during the next five years or so.