KARACHI—- Pakistan’s pace bowling legend Wasim Akram has lavished praise on veteran Younis Khan, saying the seasoned batsman deserves place amongst pantheon of greats in Test cricket. Younis became the fifth Pakistan batsman and 62nd overall to play 100 Tests during the second match of the series against Sri Lanka last month. The 37-year-old batsman, who holds a career Test average of 54.07, is the third most prolific batsmen for Pakistan behind Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq and just needs 19 more runs to claim the top spot. SOURCE BY .Reflecting on Younis’ achievements, 104-Test Wasim said:Prolific Younis deserves seat among batting greats “Younis doesn’t get the recognition in world cricket that he deserves; the batsman is as good as any player in the world in Test cricket. Wasim added: “Younis truly deserves to be counted in the list of current great Test batsmen, featuring stalwarts such as A.B. Prolific Younis deserves seat among batting greats de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Michael Clarke and Steve Smith. Hailing the batsman’s number of records, Wasim also described Younis as a true ambassador of Pakistan cricket and one of the all-time Pakistani cricketing greats. Prolific Younis deserves seat among batting greats.
David Warner, Alex Doolan and the captain Michael Clarke all demonstrated different symptoms of Australia’s deeply entrenched malady against spin. The loss of Nathan Lyon completed a rush of four wickets for five runs, and left Chris Rogers clinging on at stumps in the company of Steve Smith. Ninety overs tomorrow seem far too many for a team so utterly and unexpectedly humiliated. So far, the loss of Saeed Ajmal has barely seemed to matter to Pakistan, so skilful have his proxies proven to be. Zulfiqur Babar and Yasir Shah ran rings around the Australian top order in the final session, much asYounis Khan and Ahmed Shehzad had done against their pacemen and spinners while establishing a gaping, 437-run advantage.
Younis became Pakistan’s most prolific Test century-maker and also the first batsman in more than 40 years to post twin centuries against Australia – not since Glenn Turner did the trick in 1974 had a batsman saluted a century in each innings in the face of 11 baggy greens. The rarity of the feat was in line with the scarcely believable indignities being piled upon the same team that won the Ashes at home last summer before besting South Africa away. Shehzad had also soared to three figures before Younis completed his second of the match, at which point Misbah-ul-Haq declared. Steve O’Keefe claimed the only Pakistani wickets of the day, isolated moments of joy for Clarke’s tiring team.