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Lord’s pays tribute to Younis Khan

ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistani cricketer Younis Khan’s career was celebrated at Lord’s Cricket Ground of London.

This farewell event took place at The Long Room of Lord’s on May 18. A large number of cricket fans, players of the national cricket team, members of the community and media persons attended the ceremony and paid rich tributes to the legendary cricketer.

In his remarks as chief guest, Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas termed him a role model for youth to emulate.

He congratulated Younis Khan for ending over 17 years cricketing career in a memorable manner as Pakistan wrapped up the Test series with a historic win – first time on the West Indies soil.

“By becoming the first Pakistani batsman to achieve the commendable milestone of over 10,000 runs and impressive 34 centuries and captaining the team which lifted the T-20 World Cup, you have made history and made the Pakistanis proud,” he said.

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Younis expressed resolve that he would continue to serve cricket in Pakistan. He said it was a great honour for him to have played cricket for Pakistan and cross the milestone of 10,000 runs. He also thanked the people of Pakistan for their love and support throughout his cricketing career.

The high commissioner commended the organizers of the event for putting this befitting farewell event together.

The 39-year-old master batsman is the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs in his 116th Test match recently played against West Indies.

Last year Younis Khan scored 218 runs against England at the Oval. This was his sixth double century, a Pakistani record that he now shares with Javed Miandad.



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