Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I don't know of many international captains who would walk out to bat with an over and a bit to go before stumps.

Younis Khan did.

I don't know many international batsmen who would play the reverse sweep regularly in a test innings.

Younis Khan did.

I never thought any batsman will dare to attempt the reverse sweep when on 299.

Younis Khan did.

All those things that Younis did were while facing Murali & Mendis.

That fact just adds another dimension to his achievement.

Till now, 'King Khan' is a title that remained exclusive to one bollywood actor.

Now, Younis Khan deserves it just as much.

Shahrukh Khan might respond by saying "Younis might be the King, but I am the real Badshah", but with all due respect SRK (I am a major fan), Younis has done that not many others have.

1st Pakistani captain to score a triple century, 3rd Pakistani cricketer to score a triple century, and 6th international captain to score a triple century.


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  1. Anonymous said...

    I don't watch Cricket, but if what you said is correct -- then I agree, he does deserve that kind of a title.

    Now lets hope that he will be consistent.

  2. SledgeHammer said...

    @salman: Younis has been one of the most consistent batsmen for Pakistan recently. It's been him and Yousuf for the most part.

  3. Q said...

    Salman, as Sledge said Younis has been Pakistan's most consisten batsman for many years now - since 2004/05 atleast.. last year alone he scored 3 tons in ODIs.. taking Pakistan to victories.. in tests in the last 2-3 years he's got scores of 267, 199, 197, and now today's 306 and still going.. in between all those there are atleast 4-5 another centuries..

    I reckon u shud start watching cricket :-)

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