Captaincy situationHe first led Pakistan against the West Indies in 2005. In September 2006, he was offered the position of captain for the course of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, following the suspension of Inzamam ul Haq . He turned down the offer, stating he did not want to be a "dummy captain". However, on the morning of October 7, 2006 the Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Khan would lead his team in the tournament. Following the resignation of Inzamam after the side's exit from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Khan was offered the captaincy on a permanent basis, but turned it down. He blamed the angry reaction by the Pakistani public to side's early exit from the tournament. After Pakistan's 2009 2 matches to 1 defeat to Sri Lanka, PCB chairman Ijaz Butt appointed Younus Khan as the permanent captain of both the Test and ODI teams. The appointment became effective as of January 27, 2009. Shortly after accepting the post Younus was quoted as saying, "I will try and fix things that aren't right at the moment...I want our team to be consistent above all, in everything we do and that will require everyone to put their hands up." Younus went on to say that he expects full support from former captain Shoaib Malik whom he called a senior player in the side.
Twenty20 Cricket 2007 - present
Playing styleYounus is regarded as one of the best players of spin bowling in the world, being particularly strong on the leg side. His favourite and trademark shot is the flick, but it has also been his shortcoming, with him being particularly prone to falling lbw during the early stages of his innings. He is also prone to getting down on one knee and driving extravagantly. But this flamboyance is coupled with grit. One of his main weaknesses is playing away from the body, he also has a tendency to leave straight balls, a trait that has been exploited by bowlers in the past, particularly by the Australian attack. Along with Mohammad Yousuf and the now retired Inzamam-ul-Haq , he formed a formidable middle order batting line up for Pakistan. Younus is a skillful infielder, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the third highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket (joint with Andrew Symonds), with the highest success rate.
Personal lifeHe married his wife Amna on 30 March 2007, and their son Owais was born on 26 December 2007.Younus had to deal with a number of deaths in his family during 2005 and 2006. Earlier in 2005 he had to fly back from a tour to Australia after his father had died. Later in the year during the England tour to Pakistan , Younus' eldest brother, Mohammed Sharif Khan, aged 41, died in a car accident in Ukraine, who in Youins's words taught him to play cricket. Another older brother, Farman Ali Khan was only 39, when he was killed in a car accident in Germany, in December 2006.Younus was batting in the second ODI against West Indies in Faisalabad when the news of his brother's death reached the team management. Younus only came to know about the situation after he returned to the pavilion at the end of his innings. Younus, immediately, left for his home town Mardan and did not participate in any of the remaining matches. Younus also mentioned his grief at the death of Bob Woolmer in March 2007 after Pakistan's exit from the World Cup. He stated that he saw Bob as a father figure after the loss of his own father and that he was able to share many personal thoughts with the cricket coach.During a tour of the West Indies in May 2011, Younus was given permission to return home early due to the death of his elder brother Shamshad Khan in Germany.He is known to enjoy fishing, when not playing cricket.
Younis khans Achievements and Records
- In 2010 Younis khan was awarded by PRIDE OF PERFORMANCE by the President of Pakistan
- In 2015 Younis khan was one of the 15 nominees for ICC Test Players of thwe year.
- He is first Pakistani to score 9,000+ runs in Test cricket, Younis Khan’s 32 centuries are the highest number of Test centuries by a Pakistani batsman.
- In the third Test against Sri Lanka on July 6, Younis Khan became the first Test batsman in history to score five centuries in the fourth innings.
- Younis Khan and Muhammad Yousuf hold the record of most runs as partners in Test cricket for Pakistan.
- Younis Khan has 6 double centuries in Test matches.
- Younis Khan is the only Pakistani to score a Test hundred against every other 9 Test playing nations and 12th International player to achieve this milestone.
- Younis Khan became the third Pakistani to reach 8500 runs in Test cricket on 6 May 2015. He was the 28th batsman overall in the cricket history.
- Younis Khan was the 5th fastest batsman to reach 7500 runs, achieving the feat in just 90 matches.
- Younis Khan holds the record of most away centuries for a Pakistani (23), this is the second highest overall.
- Younis Khan is the first (and the only) Pakistani cricketer (19th overall) to take 100 catches in Test matches.
- Younis Khan has now scored 4000+ runs at number 3 in Test which is most by any Pakistan Cricketer with average in excess of 50’s.
- Younis Khan has most number of centuries (6) after the age of 35 among Pakistani cricketers.
- Younis Khan has scored three consecutive Test hundreds against Australia, a milestone, only shared by Herbert Sutcliffe, back in 1924–25.
- Younis Khan is the only batsman to have 60+ average in all the four innings of Tests.
- Younis Khan has Most Hundreds (31) among active Test cricketers.
- This is all about the marvelous life history , achievements & records of legendary Pakistani cricketer Younis khan.
Sitara-e-ImtiazPresident of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain presented the Pakistan Civil Awards at the President’s House in Islamabad whereas governors of the provinces gave away the awards at the Governor Houses at respective Provincial capitals on the eve of Pakistan Day on Friday 23rd March 2018. Former captain Younis Khan was also awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz earlier today as nation celebrated Pakistan Day. He earned Pakistan the Twenty20 World Cup in 2009 while Shahid Afridi has been popular all over the world for his aggressive allround performances.
Awarded Tamgha-e-ImtiazThe federal government has decided to award Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to three former and one existing captains of Pakistan cricket team for their services for Pakistan’s cricket.On 23 March ( Pakistan Day) every year, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz is awarded to people who show exceptional devotion and commitment in their respective fields. This year, Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed and former captains Misbahul Haq, Shahid Khan Afridi and Younis Khan will also get this prestigious award.Younis Khan is the only batsman from Pakistan who has scored 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Pakistan also won T20 World Cup in 2009 under the captaincy of Younis Khan.Misbahul Haq is the most successful Test captain of Pakistan. Under his captaincy, Pakistan gained top spot in Test Rankings.Shahid Khan Afridi’s record of fastest ODI century was broken after 16 years. He played a crucial role in the victory of Pakistan team in the semi-final and final of the 2009 T20 World Cup.Sarfaraz Ahmed led Pakistan to victory in the Champions Trophy and also made Pakistan the top T20 team of the world.
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