SYDNEY (JAN 06, 2017): Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has hinted that he was in no mood to retire from international cricket and wanted to carry on playing Test cricket for his country.
Younis, who is just 36 runs away from the summit of 10,000 Test runs, reached another milestone and made history by scoring his first century in Australia in the third Sydney match, making a Test hundred in 11 countries including United Arab Emirates.
The 39-year-old thinks he is still fit to carry on his innings and says that he wants to bat on for Pakistan if the board allows him.
“It all depends on them [team and PCB] and what they want. That’s the main thing for me,” Younis told reporters after scoring an unbeaten 175 for his 34th Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Commenting on achieving the target of 10,000 runs in Test cricket, the batsman said, “It’s not about that I’m near 10,000 runs which will be a big achievement as a Pakistani.”
“If you see that list there is no Pakistani who has achieved 10,000 runs so it all depends on my team and depend on PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) and how they want me,” he added.
When he was asked if he wanted to be the ‘greatest man of the Test cricket’, Younis refused saying, “I can’t feel that I’ll be the greatest Pakistani (player). On that list you see Javed Miandad is there, Zaheer Abbas is there. There are a lot of great players there. Inzamam (ul-Haq) is also there. I don’t feel I will be the greatest batsman ever for Pakistan.”
“But I want people and my critics and followers to know that whenever I play, I play for my country and play for my team. That is more important for me,” he added.
Monte Carlo Masters: Nadal sweeps Dimitrov aside!
MONTE CARLO (Principality of Monaco): World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory here today while Kei Nishikori edged out Alexander Zverev.
The 31-year-old Nadal needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, and will be a red-hot favorite against Japan’s Nishikori in Sunday’s final.
“I really don’t care if I am favorite or I am not favorite,” insisted Nadal, after beating Dimitrov for the 11th time in 12 meetings. “I go on court, I try my best. I want to win. Doesn’t matter if I am the favorite or I am not the favorite.”
Nadal came through a tight first set but always looked too strong for Dimitrov and raced through the second in half an hour. “He’s playing very good on clay. Simple as that. Tactically and everything else,” admitted Dimitrov. “It hurts a lot of us, a lot of the players that are maybe not as physically strong.”
The top seed is bidding for an outright record 31st Masters title this week and extended his run of consecutive sets won on clay to 34 as he closed on a third consecutive Monte Carlo title.
Pakistani Judokas win medals in S. A. Senior Judo Championship!
KATHMANDU:Pakistani Judokas displayed excellent performance on first day of South Asian Senior Judo Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal and secured 2 gold and 2 silver medals in men and women categories of the event.
Olympian Shah Hussain Shah, and Qaisar Khan bagged gold medals while Maryam and Humaira Ashiq grabbed silver medals.
Last Commonwealth Games Silver medalist Shah Hussain defended his title in +100 weight category by defeating arch rival India in preliminary round, beat Nepal in semi final and finally crushed Sri Lanka in final with a one sided fight.
In -90kg he won gold by defeating India in preliminary round, beat Sri Lanka in semi final and beat Nepal in final. While Maryan got silver medal in -52kg by defeating Bangladesh in first round, beat Nepal in semi final but lost against India in final.
Humaira beat Sri Lanka in first round beat Bangladesh in 2nd round while Nepal in semi-final. In the final she lost fighting against India to grab a silver.
Pak-British Amir Khan – Newspakistan.tv’s brand envoy – takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco tonight!
LONDON: One of the biggest names in British boxing history, Amir Khan, who happens to be the Brand-Ambassador of Newspakistan.tv returns to boxing ring tonight by taking on Canadian Lo Greco.
According to details, after remaining away from the ring for two years the former world champion is going to face Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KO) in a bout set for a 150-pound catch-weight.
After remaining away from the ring for two years the former world champion is going to face Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KO) in a bout set for a 150-pound catch-weight.