Younis Khan‘s Sri Lanka journey ended on a sad note for the Pakistani, as one of Pakistan’s prime characters in the batting line up, have to go back to Pakistan and will not be taking part in the remaining two ODIs against Sri Lanka.
There was a tragic news for the legendary batsman. His nephew died recently and thus for family’s need, Younis Khan decided to go back to his native land and thus will have to sacrifice the remaining two ODIs in their tour to Sri Lanka.
Younis Khan was impressive with the bat in the tour and he had struck a great knock of 177 runs in the first test of the two match test series. But unfortunately, Pakistan lost the series 1-0. This is not the first time that the right handed batsman has heard tragic news during a tour. In 2005, his father died and that intervened him to take part in the Pakistan team for their tour to Australia. Also, later that year, his eldest brother, Mohammed Sharif Khan died in a car accident in Ukraine.
It took courage for him to bear the back to back shocking incidents. His mental trauma did not reflect in his performance on the field. He remained the prime performer for Pakistan even on those times. This man is brave enough.
In the very next year to his father and brother’s death, he had to bear another shock. This time it was his elder brother, Farman Ali Khan, who passed away in a car accident in Germany. But these incidents are still not enough. He was struck by another shock in 2011 when another one of his elder brothers, Shamshad Khan passed way. Younis Khan was with the Pakistan team in West Indies during that time and had to flee back to his country and PCB also granted him the permission for that.
Pakistan will surely be missing him in the remaining ODIs. At present, as it stands, Pakistan leads the 3-match ODI series by 1-0 and there are two games to follow, one of which will be held tomorrow.