Abu Dhabi: After a magnificent knock of 213 runs in the second Test match against Australia in Abu Dhabi, Younis Khan said “The era I am playing in is easy for me compared to theirs. I want to be remembered as a team-man who loves to serve and his performance makes his country proud and win."
“I am not great .. like Javed, Inzamam, Yousuf or Hanif Mohammad. I can't compare myself with them,” Younis said after the day's play.
After his great innings in the second Test match in Australia, Younis is now Pakistan's highest Test centurion with 27 centuries in his test career.
Younis also completed his 8,000 Test runs during the knock, third behind Javed Miandad (8832) and Inzamam-ul Haq (8829).
Pakistan declared in their first innings at 570-6 in second test match being played in Abu Dhabi, leaving them in a strong position for their first series win over Australia in 20 years after winning the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai.
“Obviously when you score runs and contribute a lot in the game you want the team to win comprehensively so I have a desire that we manage to pull a whitewash. But it isn't easy for us, we still have to put the hard work in as despite the fact we have good spinners Australia have been in such situations more than once and it's a familiar case for them", Yonis said.
Younis Khan wants his team to perform well in the series and will to whitewash on Australia.
Younis admitted it was tough to overcome the disappointment of being axed from the preceding one-day series, which Pakistan lost 3-0.
“I can't explain how I spent that particular week as my family and friends were all tense and they were all wondering what I am going to do,” said Younis.
“They were afraid I might retire or something. But that one week was the major cause of motivation for me."