ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday congratulated cricketer Younas Khan on attaining the 10,000 runs milestone in his test career making him the first in Pakistan's cricketing history and the 13th world player.
PM has stated that the nation is proud of this achievement and it is a testament to the talent and hard work of Pakistani cricketers.
Many other public figures including cricketers, politicians and media persons also took to Twitter and expressed felicitations to the veteran Younis Khan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said Younis Khan's courage, determination and ability to score against quality bowling in difficult conditions has led to this achievement.
Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi congratulated Younis Khan on his incredible achievement and hoped for an amazing farewell series for him. He asked Younis to pile up the runs in his last international appearance.
In a video message, former crickets Rashid Latif and Muhammad Wasim congratulated Younis Khan on achieving this feat. Rashid Latif wished Younis Khan a successful life after retirement. The former wicketkeeper, in a lighter mood, demanded Younis Khan to host a party after this accomplishment. He also proposed the idea to go fishing together at Mangla Dam when Younis returns
Muhammad Wasim congratulated Younis Khan on scoring 10,000 Test runs and said the whole nation is wishing Younis at the moment. Wasim said that Younis Khan will be given a heroic welcome in Pakistan, and intended to visit Younis in Mardan after he comes back.
Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi saluted Younis Khan for his services and said he is the real hero. Zalmi team and cricket fans are proud of you for giving us 17 years of Test cricket, 6000 plus days and 600 runs per year, said Javed Afridi.
Fast bowler Junaid Khan forwarded his felicitations to Younis Khan and said he kept awake to witness the moment of 10,000 Test runs.-NNI
Test cricketer Yasir Hameed congratulated Younis Khan on the great achievement as a batsman and said he is the true ambassador of Pakistan around the globe.
Other cricketers like Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Usama Mir, Ehsan Adil and Nain Abidi also applauded the legend on his achievement.
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal expressed his personal greetings to Younis Khan for scoring record 10,000 runs in Test cricket for Pakistan and making the nation proud.
Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Test cricket, after making the history, congratulated the whole nation in his video message and said it is not only his personal achievement, but of the whole country.
Younis Khan gave the credit of his success to his family, his late father, his mother and late coach Bob Woolmer. He thanked his friends, fans and followers who supported him throughout his cricketing career.
PCB Chairman Shaharyar M. Khan was all praise for Younis Khan's service to Pakistan cricket and spoke highly of his prolific career. - NNI