Younis wants to be the first to score 10,000 Test runs

Sarfraz Ali 01:02 PM | 25 Aug, 2015
Younis wants to be the first to score 10,000 Test runs
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Test Batsman Younis Khan wants to be the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs saying he desires to be a role model for the nation.

Younis Khan said his vision is to do something for Pakistan and that is why he wants to be the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs. "We have many players who have scored 8,000 runs but no one has scored more than that and I want to do that," quoted him as saying.

Younis said whatever he is today is all because of his family. "All the credit goes to my Parents for way they have raised me and provided me whatever I needed and demanded," he said.

Younis said he never wanted anything for himself. "I have always wanted to perform for my country," he said.

Younis said Pakistan won World Cup in 1992 and then in 2009 we won the World T20 Championship at Lords under my leadership and I had a 50+ average in that tournament. "In 2009 during World T20 Championship we had a very young team without any big names in it but still we managed to win it because of hard work," he said.

Younis said he becomes dejected when he and his colleagues are not appreciated enough on their performance. "I want to do something big for Pakistan after my retirement," he said adding we don't have enough role models in Pakistan and I want to be one.

Younis said his family has seen tragic deaths in recent past and all these tragedies occurred whenever he was on tour. "My very young nephew died in 2014 when I was in Sri Lanka and I had to return to Pakistan after representing Pakistan in only 1 ODI match and afterwards I was dropped from my ODI series against Australia. That was very disheartening as I wanted to end my ODI career on a high as I did with my T20I career," he said.

Younis said being dropped from ODI series against Australia was a blessing in disguise for him as it motivated him to score big against Australia in Test matches. "I have always been grateful to Almighty God who has given me strength and this life," he said.

Younis said former coach Bob Woolmer was like a father to him. "He was my Coach during 2003 to 2007 period and his death was a tragic incident not only for me but also for Pakistan Cricket," he said.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 31, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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