Younis Khan became the first Pakistani batsman in Test history to reach 10 000 runs on Sunday.
Having announced before the start of the match that the Test series against West Indies would be his last, attention quickly turned to his pursuit of 10 000 runs.
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Beginning his innings on 9 977 runs, he passed 10 000 runs with a sweep shot for four off the bowling of Roston Chase. He joins the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis as one of only 13 players to achieve the feat.
The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar M. Khan, expressed his appreciation for the former captain shortly after his record-breaking innings.
‘Younis Khan has been an excellent ambassador of Pakistan cricket. The number of records he has set in the recent past, is something we as a nation can take great pride in,’ he said to the media on Sunday.
‘I congratulate him on rewriting the record books and hope he carries the form to win the test series against the West Indies.’
See Younis reach 10 000 at 4:18.