• Younus Khan marks centuries against India in Calcutta and Bangalore as his favourites

    The veteran wants himself to be remembered as a team player

    Younis Khan of Pakistan
    Younis Khan of Pakistan bats during day two of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

    Pakistan batsman Younus Khan, who has had a wonderful career for his nation had earlier announced that he will retire from international cricket after the upcoming three-match test series against the West Indies. But at the same time, he wants himself to be remembered as a ‘team man’ as he only focused on helping the side during his illustrious career.

    The player has also said that he wants young and aspiring cricketers to think of him after he retires. He wants them to draw inspiration from him and see him as a role model.

    Younus quoted in a video interview for Pakistan Cricket Board’s facebook account “When I am not in this dressing room when I am not playing international cricket, I want youngsters to think of me as a role model. I want them to think that what Younus bhai would do in different situations. I want them to think of me when I leave. I want to leave such a legacy”

    “Also, I want everyone to remember me as a team man, as a batsman who always played for Pakistan and the team”

    The 39-year-old named some of his innings that are engraved in his heart including the one against India in Calcutta. He also seemed delighted with the fact that he is the third ever Pakistani to score a triple hundred.

    “My first Test run was the most important one for me. It was a memorable one. I scored that against Sri Lanka in 2000 in Rawalpindi. Almighty helped me score a century too [in the second innings]”

    “My 149-run innings against New Zealand in Auckland, the innings against India in Calcutta, where we were playing after a Test match defeat, then I made 200 in Bangalore, and the 175 in Australia, the innings in England, and yes, the triple hundred. Pakistan youngsters needed someone to look up to at that time; that innings made me the third-ever Pakistani to score a triple ton”