KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and legendary quick bowler Wasim Akram on Saturday hoped that the kids would take up the roles of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan quick.
In a press release, Wasim praised the providers of Younis for Pakistan cricket. “My first partnership with Younis in his debut Test confirmed me that this man had the x-issue required to succeed at this degree,” the previous captain stated.
He stated that Younis’ retirement would go away an enormous void to fill, nevertheless it was time for “the youthful youngsters to comply with his instance”.
About Misbah, Wasim stated that he had large respect for him and his captaincy as that they had been collectively at Islamabad United.
“His Test document speaks for itself and now that he’s retiring, I worry for our Test workforce,” Wasim added.
“I hope the youthful guys take up Misbah and Younis’ roles quick. The younger weapons need to comply with examples of those two,” he added.
Younis ended his Test profession as Pakistan’s main Test scorer, the one Pakistani to attain 10,000 runs in Test cricket, whereas Misbah stepped out of worldwide cricket as Pakistan’s most profitable captain within the longest format of the sport.
The batting duo was named amongst Wisden Cricketers of the yr in April.
Finish of an period
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq put collectively 15-century partnerships in Test cricket.
They scored 3156 runs in forty nine innings collectively which is the very best by any pair for Pakistan in Test cricket.
They went previous the tally of 3137 runs scored in forty two stands by Mohammad Yousuf and Younis.
In Pakistan cricket, be it batting or bowling, there have all the time been some superb partnerships which took their cricket ahead — Imran Khan and Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis — and most lately Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.
Misbah, with a quiet aura, has taken his nation ahead regardless of a number of downs with Younis supporting him on the different finish. Collectively they cast some memorable partnerships and introduced out some thoughts-boggling numbers.
The one hundred seventy five-run stand between Younis and Misbah final yr towards the West Indies in Abu Dhabi was the very best for the fourth wicket for Pakistan in Tests towards West Indies. They went previous 174-run stand between Saleem Malik and Shoaib Mohammad in Karachi in 1990.
Within the second innings of the primary Test in Dubai in 2010, South Africa have been in a robust place and left Pakistan a stiff goal of 451. With Pakistan at 157/three, Misbah and Younis got here collectively and defended comprehensively towards a potent assault of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Pakistan lastly managed to complete on 343 for three.
Their highest partnership got here towards Sri Lanka in the course of the first Test of their collection in 2013-14. Pakistan bowled Sri Lanka out for 204 within the first innings however have been tottering at eighty three for three when it was their flip to bat. Younis and Misbah each scored tons of as they batted Pakistan right into a dominant place. The match, nevertheless, led to a draw.
Within the third Test of Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2015, Pakistan needed to chase 377 to win. Younis and opener Shan Masood put collectively a partnership of 242 runs, however when Masood was dismissed, there have been nonetheless 122 runs left to get. Younis and Misbah received them shortly, scoring 127 in lower than 30 overs and finishing Pakistan’s highest-ever chase.
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