Younis becomes first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs
Younis Khan became the first Pakistani cricketer ever to get to 10,000 Test match runs on Sunday, April 23. The former Pakistani captain reached the feat in Pakistan’s first innings of their first Test against West Indies on day three at Kingston in Jamaica as the tourists reached 201 for four at stumps.
On what seemed like a difficult pitch to score runs on, Younis Khan was dismissed after he got to his 33rd fifty, unfortunately unable to convert it into another 100 but he did manage to breach a landmark no other Pakistani cricketer has achieved in his career.
He got to his 10k runs by sweeping a delivery from Roston Chase down to the fine-leg fence for a four and immediately celebrated by acknowledging the dressing room and pointing to the Pakistani crest on his shirt.
Younis Khan had begun the Test series announcing this would be the last series of his career but his 10k runs were never in doubt given he had begun just 23 runs short. The West Indies bowlers made life difficult for him with their stringent lines and length and on a slow pitch, Younis had to grind his way through to his 50.
Pakistan lost two early wickets with the score just 54 before Younis was involved in a 131-run stand with Babar Azam. Azam made 72 but both were dismissed within a run of each other with the score at 186. Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq were at the crease when the stumps were drawn because of darkness.
Younis Khan is currently the batting coach cum mentor of the Peshawar Zalmis in the Pakistan Super League.
Younis Khan makes history; first Pakistani to join 10,000-run club
Most TEST runs by Pakistani batsmen (scores of the players when the article was published):
Younis Khan: 10k+
Javed Miandad: 8832
Mohammad Yousuf: 7530
Saleem Malik: 5768
Zaheer Abbas: 5062
Azhar Ali: 4722