Younis Khan scores another ton, becomes first cricketer to score Test centuries in 11 countries
SYDNEY (JAN 05, 2017): Pakistani batsman Younis Khan became the first Test player to score his career-best centuries in 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Younis, the veteran batsman who smashed his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the third day of the final Test against Australia, beat India’s Rahul Dravid who was the only other cricketer to score centuries in all 10 full-member Test nations with 36 centuries.
The 39-year-old’s century ties him against the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time century makers list at 6th place. However, Indian run-master Sachin Tendulkar (aka Little Master) remained on top of the list with 51 centuries under his belt.
The veteran Pakistani batman, who remains the most prolific run scorer for Pakistan in Test cricket, now eyes to achieve the 10,000 runs milestone, having already accumulated 9,789 runs in 114 matches.
His sixth double century at the Oval last year is a record that he now shares with Javed Miandad.