Younis threatened to sue the Daily Telegraph over the fact that they posted false information about Younis. [95], On 11 November 2015 Younis announced his retirement from ODI format saying that the opening match of the Pakistan against England will be his last one. Younis became the third Pakistani to reach 8,500 runs in Test cricket on 6 May 2015. [83], His knock of 200* against Zimbabwe at Harare was nominated to be one of the best Test batting performance of the year 2013 by ESPNCricinfo. In the six Tests he has played against India, Younis averages an exceptional 106, the highest average against India by a Pakistani cricketer. Around the same time, Pakistani batsman and Test Captain Salman Butt was suspended on charges of being involved in spot-fixing. [64] Signs of an improvement in the relationship of the Pakistan Cricket Board and Younis began to emerge after the board contacted Younis to potentially be selected for the tour Against South Africa in October 2010. One of his main weaknesses is playing away from the body, he also has a tendency to leave straight balls, a trait that has been exploited by bowlers in the past, particularly by the Australian attack. ", "A rare kind of century for Younis. Younis Khan appointed Pakistan's batting coach. [47] He first led Pakistan Test team against the same West Indies tour in 2005, where regular captain Inzamam was given one-Test ban for showing dissent against India. 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Later PCB Chairman requested Khan to take back his resignation and Khan did it under his conditions. After a horror start to the series, he came back strongly, capping things off with 267 in the final Test. 10:30 IST | 05:00 GMT, 11 Feb, 2021 Younis led his team to the ICC World Twenty20 title for the first time by beating Sri Lanka at Lord's. The news sudden many of the global fans, and some said he should retire with the dignity and some said he should extend the career for two more years. He also became world number one batsman in the ICC rankings. [68] Younis then confirmed a statement by Pakistan captain Rashid Latif that he had not apologised to the PCB for his actions. [98] The announcement came just after two days, where Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq also announced his retirement in the same tour. Younis scored 10,099 points over 52 in 118 tests; 7,249 runs […] [17][18][19], He retired from ODI cricket in November 2015. He made his first County Championship century, 106 off 151 balls, for Yorkshire against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl in the third match of the season and followed it up with an unbeaten double hundred, 202 off 290 balls, in the second innings to steer Yorkshire to a confident declaration. In his playing career, Younis had scored 10,099 runs in 118 Tests, including a career-best 313. Later in the year during England's tour to Pakistan, Younis' eldest brother, Mohammed Sharif Khan, who in Younis's words, taught him to play cricket, died aged 41 in a car accident in Ukraine. [67], On his comeback ODI against South Africa, Younis Khan scored 54 runs. The knock was indeed his best knock till date and also changed his career in Pakistan cricket as he went on to become Pakistan’s top run scorer in Tests. [32] His test debut came during the same tour in 2000 against Sri Lanka on 26 February 2000 and played in over 110 Test matches until retirement. ... for Pakistan while his career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009 lifted him to … Younis went on to say that he expects full support from former captain Shoaib Malik whom he called a senior player in the side. He scored seven hundreds and 48 fifties with an average of 31.34. The first Test batsman in history to score five centuries in the fourth innings. Younis Khan made his international debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Karachi in February 2000, and has since played over 250 ODIs for Pakistan. Once, Craig McMillan hit Younis for 26 runs, 4 4 4 4 6 4 in an over, a then world record, during 3rd Test at Westpac Trust Park, Hamilton. Younis is the most successful Test batsman of Pakistan with 10,099 runs in 118 Tests, including a career-best 313. After the match, he stated that that is his last international twenty20 appearance. He came back for the one-day series against India, but failed to cement a place in the Test side. [48] In September 2006, he was offered the position of captain for the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, following the suspension of Inzamam ul Haq. He stated that he saw Bob as a father figure after the loss of his own father and that he was able to share many personal thoughts with the cricket coach. [33] Younis was one of the few batsmen who retained his place in the team after Pakistan's disastrous World Cup campaign in 2003, but lost it soon after due to a string of poor scores in the home series against Bangladesh and South Africa. Find out more at ecb.co.ukWhat a sumptuous innings from one of the greats. Younis has scored three consecutive Test hundreds against Australia, a feat only shared by, Younis has involved in 63 hundred run partnerships in Tests cricket, the same as, This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 23:42. He has 6 double centuries in Test matches. Younis Khan (also spelled as Younus Khan) is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the … Younis played in the two-match Test series against New Zealand and Younis scored 23 in the first innings and was not required to bat in the second innings as Pakistan sealed a 10-wicket victory. This resulted in several former captains including Moin Khan and Zaheer Abbas wanting Younis reinstated to the Test team as captain. [84], Younis surpassed Sir Donald Bradman's haul in his 101st Test match by scoring his 30th Test century (171*) against Sri Lanka in third and final Test at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in July 2015. In doing so he was the third overseas Asian cricketer to play for Yorkshire following Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh, and was succeeded by Pakistani player Inzamam-ul-Haq. [75] During the first innings of the second Test match Younis was given caught incorrectly at short-leg when on 73. ", "Who is Pakistan's greatest Test batsman? In 2008–09, Younis played for the Southern Redbacks in Australia's domestic circuit on a short-term basis. Video: Younis Khan’s Test hundred on debut against Sri Lanka, However, of late, Younis has been not getting ample chances in the ODIS, and was again ignored when the national selectors announced the Pakistan‘s ODI squad for the upcoming limited overs tour of Zimbabwe on Wednesday. Younis Khan appointed Pakistan batting coach until 2022 T20 World Cup. [45] Younis ranking score of 880 is the third highest achieved by a Pakistani batsmen after Mohammad Yousuf (933), Javed Miandad (885) and just ahead of Inzamam-ul-Haq (870).[46]. In his playing career, Younis had scored 10,099 runs in 118 Tests, including a career-best 313. But apparently his words had no effect on the selectors who again sidelined him while announcing the ODI squad for the three matches in Zimbabwe in early October. 09:00 IST | 03:30 GMT, 04 Feb, 2021 He played a superb innings to finish on 217* off just 252 balls with 18 fours and 6 sixes. [38] Apart from his 267 at Bangalore, Younis also made 147 at Kolkata in 2005[39] and a pair of centuries during India's trip to Pakistan in 2006. No immediate announcement was made as to the identity of his successor as 20-over captain. VIDEO: Younis Khan scores 313 in 1st Test against Sri Lanka in 2009 VIDEO: Younis Khan scores 313 in 1st Test against Sri Lanka in 2009 Considered as a … [24], During a tour of the West Indies in May 2011, Younis was given permission to return home early due to the death of his elder brother Shamshad Khan in Germany. [96] He scored only 9 runs in last ODI.Younis Khan Played 264 One Day matches scoring 7240 runs. [65], On 31 August 2010, the Daily Telegraph in its news article mentioned that Younis Khan was associated with alleged match-fixer Mazhar Majeed. Say Sachin Tendulkar for India, Brian Lara for West Indies, Jacques Kallis for South Africa, Ricky Ponting for Australia and so on. Younis is currently sixth on the list of highest run getters for Pakistan in ODI cricket. Younis Khan is appointed to uplift the Pakistan' batting for their upcoming tour of England. He has scored most Test centuries for Pakistan, 34, while his career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009 lifted him to No.1 position in the ICC rankings. [43], For his performances in 2008, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC. Despite being cleared in the investigation, Khan said "Yes I have submitted my resignation because I am disgusted by these match-fixing allegations made against me and the team."[54]. He also led Pakistan to its maiden T20 World Cup triumph in 2009. On 9 June 2020, the PCB appointed Younis Khan as their batting coach for Pakistan's tour to England. The appointment became effective as of 27 January 2009. [66] Younis has played just a handful of ODIs for Pakistan since March 2013 although the senior batsman remains a consistent performer in test matches his last innings against Sri Lanka also ending with a hundred. Despite being the first-choice for captaincy, the selecting panel Mohsin Khan announced that Misbah-ul-Haq was recalled and made captain. Most number of centuries (14) after the age of 35 among Pakistani cricketers. He turned down the offer, stating he did not want to be a "dummy captain". Younis confirmed that he was available to play in all three-formats of the game. Younis Khan became the third Pakistani to score a triple century in Test matches when he scored 313 against Sri Lanka in 2009. He is the first (and the only) Pakistani cricketer to take 100 catches in Test matches. [41] On 22 January 2007, he scored a matchwinning unbeaten 67 in the 4th innings to guide Pakistan to victory over South Africa in Port Elizabeth. Mohammad Younis Khan (* 29. He also became world number one batsman in the ICC rankings. Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Younis Khan had been banned indefinitely for "infighting which brought down the whole team during the tour of Australia in January". [74] By the end of his innings of 131, it became Pakistan's highest score of all time while batting in the fourth innings with Pakistan at 343/3. On 9 July 2014, Younis has been recalled in one day team for the Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan. [11] He led Pakistan to their victory in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, which was their first World Twenty20 title. Younis had been demoted from A category contract to B category contract by Pakistan Cricket Board. [37] He has performed particularly well on foreign grounds, including on tours of Australia, India, England and Sri Lanka. His favourite and trademark shot is the flick, but it has also been his shortcoming, with him being particularly prone to falling lbw during the early stages of his innings. [119], On 23 March 2018, he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.[120]. Video: Younis Khan’s Test hundred on debut against Sri Lanka, Akthar blasts Misbah, Younis among others for Pakistan’s poor show in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. On 29 July 2009, it was confirmed that Shahid Afridi would succeed him as the Twenty20 Captain. Web Desk. Younis Khan scored 313 runs as captain, the highest individual score by a Pakistan skipper till date, thereby helping his team save the match. [16] On 25 June 2015, Younis became the fifth Pakistani cricketer to play 100 Test matches and on 13 October 2015, he became Pakistan's highest run scorer in Test cricket, breaking Javed Miandad's record of 8,832 runs. On his County Championship debut for Yorkshire, he made a disappointing 4 runs from 4 balls in his first innings, being bowled by Rikki Clarke of Surrey, and just 12 in his second innings. With this century, Younis Khan became first batsman in the Test cricket history to score five centuries in the fourth innings of a Test match, surpassing the earlier record of four centuries by Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting. In his playing career, Younis had scored 10,099 runs in 118 Tests, including a career-best 313. “If the selectors don’t pick me in the ODI squad it will never become stable. [49] However, on the morning of 7 October 2006, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Khan would lead his team in the tournament. Younis Khan appointed Pakistan's batting coach until 2022 T20 World Cup. [53], Khan resigned as captain on 13 October 2009 due to a parliamentary investigation into match fixing that was alleged to have taken place during his reign. He also announced that he was no longer in the race for the captaincy[77] After announcing his comeback to Twenty20 cricket Younis was selected for the three match Twenty20 series against New Zealand in December 2010. Younis reached the milestone in 87 innings, just one more than Sachin Tendulkar took. The five wicket win levelled the series at 1–1. Younis also mentioned his grief at the death of Bob Woolmer in March 2007 after Pakistan's exit from the World Cup. [25], He is known to enjoy fishing, when not playing cricket.[23]. [88] Pakistan successfully chased a total of 377 runs in fourth innings against Sri Lanka in the third Test match. His bucket like hands at slips worked on an unreal montony mode, plucking blinders at will. 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