Pakistan great Younis Khan has time and again showed his gratitude towards the legendary Javed Miandad for molding him better as a batsman. In 2015, Younis Khan broke the record of Miandad to become the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in Test cricket. It was a 22-year-old record. He surpassed the 8832 runs tally of Miandad and went to score over 10000 runs in the longest format of the game, making him one of the greatest player.
Younis Khan is a tall figure but carries his stature with utmost grace. He not only scored the most runs for Pakistan in the longest format but also carried the team to their only second World title in 2007. In a interview with the Gulf News, Younis Khan opened up about having influence of a senior player in the side.
Younis Khan: I had Javed Miandad as a coach, like Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma could learn from Sachin Tendulkar
“During my playing days, I had Miandad as a coach. As someone who was a master of the big hundreds himself, he used to tell me that once you reach 100, think you are starting from zero. This may sound like a cliche, but it’s quite a difficult thing to do as it needs a great deal of mental fitness along with physical fitness.”
“If you look at Indian cricket, you will see that when the likes of Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma were coming up, (Sachin) Tendulkar was still around. You can learn a lot from watching how a great batsman prepares himself for an innings,” Younis Khan said.
Khan retired with 10099 runs in Tests and over 7000 in ODIs.