Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan is now engaged in philanthropy after his retirement from Test cricket earlier this year. The 40-year-old retired from cricket after the conclusion of the tour of West Indies in May.
Known for his calm demeanour and resilient batting approach, Khan retired with 10099 runs from 118 Tests. He is the first Pakistani to enter the 10K club and achieved the milestone in his 208 innings, ending his 17-year-old career on a record high.
The iconic bat will now serve a greater purpose
It has been revealed that Younis Khan has gifted his bat to The Citizens Foundation (TCF). The motive behind this idea is to support the foundation’s cause of education for the underprivileged children. The organisation’s mission is to educate children from backward communities in the country.
This gesture from the legendary cricketer has earned him a lot of praise. It is learned that he made this commitment during one of his earlier visit to a TCF school in Steel town.
After presenting the bat to TCF CEO Asaad Ayub, Younis Khan said, “I am of the firm belief that education is the key that will unlock the potential of our great nation. I am convinced that my contribution would further enable TCF to continue with their commendable work of bringing about positive social change.”
Younis was felicitated with a plaque and a bouquet in appreciation of his benevolent contribution to TCF.
He also urged is also planning to donate the one million rupees Pride of Performance award given by the government. He revealed that he intends to split the amount for the Edhi Foundation and other welfare organisations.
He also announced that he wished to continue working with organisations for welfare work, including health, education and promotion of cricket in Pakistan.