ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Ever-green Younus Khan requires 19 more runs to become Pakistan’s all-time leading scorer in Test cricket. He will feature prominently in the Pakistan-England first Test match which starts in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old has 8814 Test runs from 101 matches, and he can overtake legendary Javed Miandad’s total of 8832 runs. Another player ahead of Younus in the list is Inzamam-ul-Haq, with 8830 runs, Cricket Country reported.
Younis, who will turn 38 this November, is going strong despite finding himself in the wrong side of the age and soon can become the first Pakistani player to reach that magical 10000-run mark.
Regarded as one of the finest batsmen of his time, Younis already holds the Pakistan record of most centuries with 30 tons at an batting average of 54.07.
After scoring a hundred on his test debut against Sri Lanka in 2000, Younis became the first Pakistani batsman to score centuries against all the Test cricket playing nations.