Pakistan’s legendary batsman Younis Khan, who recently retired from cricket, is all set to receive Wisden Leatherbound edition at Lord’s on 18th May in recognition of his remarkable performance at The Oval last year against the home team.
Younis Khan’s knock of 218 in the last Test against England not only brought victory to his team but also got him picked as Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in its 2017 edition along with four other players.
Wisden’s editor Lawrence Booth said, that with the pressure on, Younis Khan delivered. His classy 218 in the final Test of the summer, at The Oval, helped Pakistan square the series after successive defeats had left them in danger of squandering their win at Lord’s. It was his 32nd Test hundred – and a reminder that his struggles earlier in the series had been a blip rather than part of a decline.
According to the invitation of the event, the leatherbound edition meant for Younis will be a special one, as it will have Younis Khan’s name written on it.
The event will feature several renowned cricketers from around the globe. Pakistan team will also grace the occasion.
The recently concluded three-match series against West Indies saw the end of Younis Khan’s international career. With 10,099 runs under his belt, he is the highest runs getter in Pakistan Cricket’s history.