Younis became the first Pakistani cricketer  to score 10000 runs

Younis became the first Pakistani cricketer to score 10000 runs

KARACHI: Pakistan’s great run-machine Younis Khan has credited his late coach Bob Woolmer along with his parents, for his success in reaching the remarkable 10,000 runs milestone in Test cricket.

He has also hailed the milestone as not just a personal feat but an achievement for Pakistan.

Younis became the first Pakistani cricketer on Sunday night to score 10000 runs in Test cricket during Pakistan’s innings against the West Indies, before getting out after scoring 58 runs.

Former captain Younis Khan always regarded late Bob Woolmer as a fatherly figure for Pakistan cricket. Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica in March 2007 soon after Pakistan’s upset defeat by Ireland in the World Cup match.

“I credit this success and achievement to all my family members, especially my late father, my mother and the late Bob Woolmer, who always motivated me,” Younis said in a recorded video statement released to the media by his managers as soon as he completed the 10,000 runs feat.

Younis said that this was not only his personal achievement, but also a great achievement for Pakistan and Pakistan cricket.

“I congratulate everyone in Pakistan for this, this is not just my achievement, this is for everyone in Pakistan, this is Pakistan’s achievement,” Younis said.

The veteran of 115 Tests and 265 ODIs, who earlier announced that the ongoing series against the West Indies would be the last of his career, also thanked his supporters and fans at the occasion.

“I would also like to thank my fans, friends, and supporters who always stood with me throughout my cricketing career and supported me,” he said.

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