Younis Khan Bio

Mohammad Younis Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer who was born in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on November 29, 1977.

His role in the team was as a right-handed middle-order batsman who could also bowl right-arm medium. On the ground, he was especially impressive, particularly in the slip cordon.

Younis Khan is the first Pakistani cricketer to cross 10,000 runs in Tests, including six double tonnes.

He is also the only player in history to score centuries in any of the 11 countries that have hosted Test cricket.

Background

Younis’ family moved him to Karachi when he was a young boy, and he began his cricket training at Malir Gymkhana.

He met Rashid Latif and Saeed Anwar there. Later on, Latif served as a mentor to him and helped him break into the world of cricket.

In 1998, Younis made his debut for Peshawar in the Pakistani league.

He played 8 games in his debut season and scored 514 runs at an average of 73.43, while in the 1999-00 season, while playing for Habib Bank Limited, he scored 1102 runs in 10 matches at a huge average of 110.2.

Debut

On February 13, 2000, Younis made his debut against Sri Lanka. Younis scored 46 runs in the one-day international before being bowled out.

On the same tour, he was given the chance to play Test cricket for Pakistan, and he made his debut on February 26, 2000.

Despite a valiant century in the second innings, he was unable to prevent his team’s defeat.

Rise to Glory

In a 2005 Test series against India, Younis scored 147 runs and 267 runs in the match-winning innings.

Later, he hit a century against the West Indies in Kingston, assisting his team in winning the match.

In 2006, Pakistan hosted India for a Test series, and he once again shone, scoring 199 and 196 runs in two consecutive games.

Pakistan visited England for an ODI and Test series in the same year. In a Test match, he scored another daddy century of 173 runs, while in an ODI series, he scored a match-winning tonne of 101 runs.

In February 2009, he set a new record in Test cricket by scoring 313 runs in a match against Sri Lanka.

His two Test innings received a lot of acclaim in his later years. He scored 218 against England at the Oval and 175 not out against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Club Career

Younis played English County Cricket with three separate teams: Nottinghamshire in 2005, Yorkshire in 2007, and Surrey in 2010.
Yorkshire was his most successful county stint. He scored 824 runs in 13 first-class games for the side, including a 217* innings.

Rajasthan Royals signed him in 2008, but he only appeared in one IPL game. He is currently the captain of the Abbottabad Falcons, a local team that competes in the Haier T20 League.

Captaincy

He led Pakistan for the first time in an ODI series against the West Indies in 2005. He was instrumental in his team’s victory in both the match and the series.

During the same tour, he captained the Pakistan Test team while Inzamam was serving a one-match suspension.

He also captained Pakistan in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, where they won just one game and were eliminated from the competition.

Younis’ greatest success was leading his team to victory in the ICC World Twenty20 final at Lord’s, where they defeated Sri Lanka.

Retirement

On November 11, 2015, Younis declared his retirement from one-day international cricket, and he played his final match against England.

Younis declared that the series against the West Indies would be his last in 2017, at the age of 39, and he played his final match on 14 May.

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