Lahore-April 24, 2017: PCB Chairman Shaharyar M. Khan was all praise for Younis Khan's service to Pakistan cricket and spoke highly of his prolific career.
Younis Khan became the first Pakistani and 13thbatsman in the world to score 10,000 Test runs. He achieved this milestone in the ongoing first Test match against West Indies at Kingston. He earlier in his career surpassed Javed Miandad’s 8,832 Test runs and became the highest run-getter for Pakistan.
“Younis Khan has been an excellent ambassador of Pakistan cricket. The number of records he has set in the recent past is something we as a nation can take great pride in.
“He is the only Pakistan batsman and Test cricketer in the world to score centuries in 11 countries across the world, the feat he achieved against Australia early this year.
“I congratulate him on rewriting the record book and hope he carries the form in the series to win Test series against West Indies”, concluded Chairman PCB.
Chairman Executive Committee Najam Aziz Sethi expressed the same thoughts for the legendary batsman. “Younis Khan has been a great servant to Pakistan’s cricket. He is a run machine for Pakistan Test team and continues to carry the burden of the Test team along with Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq for years now. I also congratulate him on completing 10,000 Test runs and making the country proud”.
Subhan Ahmad, COO also congratulated Younis, termed him as the backbone of Pakistan’s batting. Becoming the first Pakistan batsman to score 10000 Test runs was indeed a great achievement.”