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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Younis Khan

by on February 21, 2011
in Pakistan, Profiles

Famous Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan


Younis Khan is the best thing ever happened to Pakistan cricket team over the years. His fabulous game plan and his consistency has always made Pakistan cricket side invincible for the opponents. He is the only Pakistan cricketer to score 300 or more runs in an innings. He also holds the record for scoring most centuries by a Pakistani in test cricket. 

  • Younis Khan, the former Pakistani cricket team captain is among the most senior players in the current Pakistan cricket team squad. He made his debut in one day international cricket in 2000 and has not been dropped since then with an exception to injuries.
  • Younis Khan has played in 254 ODI matches for Pakistan cricket team and has scored an aggregate of /017 runs with 6 centuries and 48 fifties. (144 highest total in an innings)
  • In test cricket, Yunus has scored 8,206 runs in 94 matches. He has scored 28 hundreds and 28 fifties, making him the only Pakistani batsman to score highest number of centuries in test cricket
  • He was a successful captain, as he won the 2009 t twenty world cup for his country but he resigned in answer to being accused for match fixing.
  • Younis Khan has played in 2 ICC world cups and has not been very consistent. He is capable of sticking to the wicket when the rest of the team is busy getting out one after another.
  • Younis Khan is all set to play his last world cup (2015 ICC Cricket World Cup) and is hoping to perform well and is motivated to win this cup and make history.
  • Although Younis Khan isn’t the captain but is always helpful in advising the current captain (Shahid Afridi).
  • His performance in the last warm up match reflected his improved performance and is looking forward to bat in the same manner in all the matches.

Highlights of player profile:

  • Younus Khan holds the feat of scoring 5 double centuries in test matches
  • He became the only third Pakistani to score triple century in test
  • Youns Khan is the only Pakistani batsman to reach 8000 runs in test cricket in 2014.
  • He also holds the record for most catches in test matches for Pakistan. 
  • Younus Khan has taken 100 catches in test matches and is the only and first Pakistani to do that. 
  • Younus Khan has scored most centuries in partnerships for Pakistan, that is 51 times. 
  • Younus Khan also holds the record for scoring most number of centuries (5) after the age of 35 among cricket team of Pakistan

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