Pakistan is clearly holding the upper hand in the 1st test against Australia. They are nearing to victory. Recently, it is being heard that the star of the first test, Younis Khan planned to skip the test series against Australia after he was being left out of the ODI series. The 36-year old right handed batsman showed up his class and smashed a great knock of unbeaten 103 runs in the second innings to take Pakistan to a convincing position.
Younis Khan also scored a ton in the first innings too. His consecutive centuries in both the innings helped him to reach to 26 test hundreds and he surpassed Inzamam-ul-Haq’s record of the most number of test centuries by a Pakistani batsman.
He has also made a record. He became the seventh Pakistani player to have scored centuries in both the innings of a test and noticeably he is the first player to do so against Australia.
But these records would not have been made if Younis stuck to his decision of not playing the test series after he was being dropped in the ODI series where Pakistan suffered a 3-0 defeat.
Younis Khan said that he thought that it was quite easy to quit and it was an easy option but he had never chosen the easier option in his life. He also added that his family and friends helped him to a great extent to play tests. He stated that everyone backed him and it was quite a bad episode for him but his friends and family motivated him saying that this was to be the time he can score a hundred and could beat Inzamam’s record. He also thought of the fact that he did not have a hundred against Australia and he thus decided to take up the challenge.
Younis Khan also said that at one point he thought not to go for the test matches as Australia were a top ranking team. He said that he always stayed positive. He added that it always comes when one thinks positively and he was motivated by his family and at present he is a proud Pakistani beating Inzamam’s record.