Younis Khan becomes 1st Test Cricketer to score Centuries in 11 Countries

During the ongoing third test match between Pakistan and Australia being played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Pakistan’s legendary batsman Younis Khan scored his 34th Test Ton and became the only player in the history of Cricket to score atleast a single century in all 10 Test playing nations and in United Arab Emirates.

No other player in the history has managed to achieve this feat before Younis Khan. Only India’s The Great Wall, Rahul Dravid falls behind Younis Khan who has scored test centuries in ten countries apart from UAE, but Younis Khan has smashed the tons in 11 different countries.

Before the Australian tour, the veteran batsman Younis Khan was lacking an only century to be scored on Australian soil and finally in the final and third test, he scored his 34th Test Century and became the holder of world record.

Younis Khan has scored 11 Test Centuries in UAE, 7 in home-grounds, Pakistan, 3 each in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, couple of centuries in England and scored a single century each in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

With his 34th Test ton, Younis Khan has also climbed up to sixth spot in the list of most Test 100s in Test Cricket along with Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, and Mahela Jayawardene, with Sachin Tendulkar (51), Jacques Kallis (45), Ricky Ponting (41), Kumar Sangakkara (38) and Rahul Dravid (36) ahead.

Younis Khan is highest run-scorer for Pakistan who has scored 9925 runs in 205 innings of 114 Test matches. Being one of the four Pakistani players to score Tripple Centuries, Younis Khan needs 75 more runs to become the first Pakistani and 13th overall to reach the milestone of 10,000 Test Runs.

Younis Khan’s Centuries in;

UAE                11
Pakistan           7
India                3

Sri Lanka         3
Bangladesh     3
England           2

New Zealand  1
West Indies     1
South Africa   1
Australia          1
Zimbabwe       1

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