Younis becomes Pak’s top run-getter
Veteran batsman Younis Khan on Tuesday became Pakistan’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, surpassing Javed Miandad’s tally of 8832 runs on the opening day of the first Test against England here.
Playing his 102nd Test, Younis, 37, hit off-spinner Moeen Ali for a huge six to cross Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq’s (8830) score in one stroke. Younis (38) though could not stay at the crease for long after getting out to Stuart Broad. But his 8852 runs stand tall in Pakistan cricket.
While Miandad, who held on to his aggregate for 22 long years, played 124 matches with an average of 52.57, Inzamam fell short of the record by 2 runs in his final Test (120) against South Africa in 2007.India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most Test runs, with 15,921 in a record 200 matches.