“In the history books, my name will come with him and he is a legend.”
The biggest fan of Younis Khan is Misbah-ul-Haq himself, the amount of respect they have for each other was the sole reason they managed to carve out a team after the spot-fixing debacle, which also made them the most successful pair in Pakistan’s Test Cricket history with ‘3213’ partnership runs only two pairs scored more runs in partnership at a higher average than Younis & Misbah, which also made Pakistan the unbeaten team of this era at home (in U.A.E).
Who would have thought that not so elegant looking batsmen will become one of the finest Test batsmen of his era and the most successful in Pakistan Cricket’s History, who would have thought the man who wanted to quit cricket back in the mid 2000’s will become Pakistan’s greatest Test captain, holding Pakistan cricket together when everything else was falling apart and eventually will lead them to #1 Test ranking without playing a single match on home soil, so yes life is full of uncertainties one thing that keeps you going is hard work and persistence exactly what Misbah & Younis did which turned those ordinary and not so naturally gifted players into world-beaters.
Thank you, Misbah for carrying us on your shoulders for 7 years, and for Younis I will quote Rashid Latif he said: “Many great players came, many will come but it will be hard to find another character like Younis Khan.”
They both were rocks everybody broke themselves against, it is hard to find another pair like Younis & Misbah.