Pakistan’s veteran middle-order batsman Younis Khan become the first Pakistani and 13th batsman overall to reach the score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday in a Test against West Indies.
He started off the inning when he was 23 runs short of achieving the milestone, he reached there with a sweep shot off Roston Chase for a boundary. He celebrated the landmark by raising his bat and thumping his chest bearing Pakistan cricket’s badge.
Many current local and foreign cricketers sent out their congratulatory messages for the living legend for cross the 10,000 runs barrier.
Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain and the chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf congratulated the World T20 winning skipper.
Congratulations to Younis Khan on his scoring 10000 runs in Test cricket – the first Pakistani to achieve this distinction.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 24, 2017
Star allrounder, Shahid Afridi wished Younis Khan an amazing farewell series.
Congratulations Younis Khan on your incredible 10K achievement. Hope you have an amazing farewell series, pile on the runs! 👏 — Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 24, 2017
Former T20 captain, Mohammad Hafeez termed the batsman ‘a great example of maximizing talent’.
Younis khan is indeed a GREAT example of maximising his talent & achieving more & more with his determination & hard work,10,000 Test runs 👍
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) April 24, 2017
Waqar Younis is proud of Younis’ feat.
Australia’s aggressive opening batsman David Warner praised Younis Khan.
Congratulations to Younis Khan 10k test runs. Phenomenal achievement. 👏👏👏
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 24, 2017
Former New Zealand’s wicketkeeper batsman, Brendon McCullum also congratulated the man.
Congrats to Younis Khan for 10k test runs! Outstanding achievement! Thats a lot of warm ups by the way!
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) April 24, 2017
Moeen Ali called Younis Khan a great player.
Congratulations to one of the nicest guys around, Younis Khan!!! 1st Pakistani to 10k runs. MA. Great player. Top person. pic.twitter.com/UGQNy6X1uL
— Moeen Ali (@MoeenAli) April 23, 2017
The series against Younis Khan is his last international assignment for Pakistan.