Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test arena
Younis Khan became the first Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test Cricket and joined illustrious group of players that have achieved this feat. He has truly been an inspiration both on and off the field. He brought up the milestone while playing the First test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston. He has also accomplished a rare feat also by becoming oldest player to reach 10,000-run mark at the age of 39.
He made his international debut in February 2000 against star-studded Sri Lankan side at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi. Since then he has been one of the most bankable players for Pakistan in the batting lineup constantly producing runs for the side when it mattered the most. He holds a superlative record against Sri Lanka amassing 2,286 runs followed by taking a liking to arch-rivals India against whom he averages 88.06 in nine Test matches.
Younis has been one of the consistent players in the game of cricket be it home or away games. He has produced memorable knocks for Pakistan most recently his epic double ton at The Oval against England in the fourth and final Test to help the side level the series. His best year with the bat came in 2006 where he scored 1,179 runs at average of 65.5 in 11 Tests.