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.
Pakistan beats S. Korea to bag bronze in the 2017 Asia Cup
DHAKA: Green shirts managed to beat S. Korea 6-3 to bag Hero Asia Cup bronze when Ajaz Amjad scored hat-trick here today.
Amjad scored first goal in the tenth minute of first quarter. In second quarter S. Korean team scored a single goal in response to the Green Shirts’ three.
Spectators watched the second quarter ending with Amjad scoring his second goal in the 30th minute. His third goal came in the 36th minute.
Carelessness of police allowed terrorists attack SL cricket team in 2009: IGP
LAHORE: Punjab’s IGP Arif Nawaz has revealed that the carelessness of police had led terrorists to carry out an assault on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.
He was briefing media here today about the security arrangements made for the upcoming T20 match to be played in Lahore between the two teams.
Responding to a question about the serial stabbing cases in Karachi the IG said that he was willing to provide all help.
Turkey turns into paragliders’ heaven!
ANTALYA: The six-day, 18th annual paragliding competition commenced here on the hills with 600 thrill-lovers participating from 45 countries.
Every year Turkey organizes air games, which is a popular magnetism for adventure seekers.
Paragliding is one of the most participated sports of adventure-lovers in the country.