Younis Khan is not just a name but an inspiring personality for the entire cricketing world. The legendary Pakistan batsman will go down in the history as most successful batsman of the nation in Test cricket. Playing his final Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean, Younis became the first player from Pakistan to touch the 10,000-run mark in Tests and 12th overall across all nations. He reached to the landmark during the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Sabina Park. With this milestone, Younis also became the oldest cricketer to reach the landmark at 39 years of age. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test
Younis made his Test debut back in February 2000 against Sri Lanka at Karachi and since then, he has been one of the mainstays of Pakistan Cricket Team. Going opposition wise, Younis has dominated mostly against Sri Lanka as he scored 2,286 runs out of total against them. Going by his batting average, Younis seems to love playing against Pakistan’s arch-rivals India. He averages 88.06 against India with 1,321 runs from nine Tests, which is his best against any team.
Younis is one of those rare players who have played mostly in overseas conditions than home or neutral. Out of 116 Tests, Younis has played 68 away matches, 19 at home and 28 at neutral venues. Younis is probably the only Pakistani to have played for the side under 10 different captains. However, he also led Pakistan side in 9 Tests. His best year in terms of batting was 2006, in which he scored 1,179 runs from 11 Tests at 65.50.