One of the most elegant batsmen to have played the game of cricket, Mohammad Yousuf has turned 46 today. The legendary cricketer has scored over 17,000 international runs for Pakistan and is still one of the leading run-scorers across formats for the Men in Green.
Yousuf’s 1,788 runs in Tests in 2006 are still the most by any batsman in a calendar year. In the same year, he scored 9 Test hundreds, which is also a world record.
The star batsman has 7,530 runs in Tests and 9,720 runs in ODIs with a total of 39 centuries to his name. Yousuf is the second-highest run-scorer in ODIs, third-highest run-scorer across formats, and fourth-highest run-scorer in Tests for Pakistan.
On his birthday, the cricketing fraternity is all praise for the legendary cricketer who has recently joined PCB’s National High Performance Center as a batting coach. Let’s have a look at some of the tweets:
Happy birthday to one of Pakistan's finest batsmen, Mohammad Yousuf 🙌
His records for 🇵🇰 include:
🔸 Second-highest run-scorer in ODIs
🔸 Third-highest run-scorer across formats
🔸 Fourth-highest run-scorer in Tests pic.twitter.com/HOGLkqGVzV
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2020
#DidYouKnow that Mohammad Yousuf, who celebrates his 46th birthday today, is one of only two Pakistan batsmen to have made a double-century at Lord's 🙌
Can you guess the other batsman? pic.twitter.com/ylx6H3GAIA
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2020
Happy birthday to Muhammad Yousaf @yousaf1788
Arguably one of the most elegant batsman produced by Pakistan.
A true class act!
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) August 27, 2020
Most test 100s in a calendar year
M yousaf – 9
V Richards- 7
De silva- 7
R pointing – 7
S Tendulkar – 7
Happy birthday to one of the most elegant batsman from Pakistan, Mohammed Yousaf ❣️ pic.twitter.com/p4Z7ubZoyk
— ڈوگر (@AliHass73696713) August 27, 2020
One of the finest batsman of Pakistan always been a match winner and consistent performer.
Inspiration for all young batsmen, Man who scored (17134) runs for Pakistan in International Cricket with (39) hundreds 🙌
— Usman Satti (@usmansatti476) August 27, 2020
7,530 runs in Tests 🔴
9,720 runs in ODIs ⚪️
39 centuries in international cricket 💯
His 1,788 Test runs in 2006 were the most ever by a batsman in a calendar year 🗓️
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 27, 2020
Happy Birthday, Mohammad Yousuf. 🎂
The 🇵🇰 great holds the record of most Test runs in a calendar year: 1,788 in 2006.
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) August 27, 2020
Happy birthday Mohammad Yousuf! 🥳
— Rob Moody (@robelinda2) August 27, 2020
124, 102, 191, 56, 192, 128, 8, 192, 15, 38, 48, 202, 14*, 17, 97,0, 126, 65 & 173 – Mohammad Yousuf's Test scores in 2006 (Inns 19, Runs 1788, Ave 99.33, 100s 9). World record most Test runs & Test centuries in a calendar year in 143-year Test history. Happy Birthday @yousaf1788
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) August 27, 2020
Happy Birthday Mohammad Yousuf!
What a player 💖pic.twitter.com/MUJ0UKMeoE
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) August 27, 2020
✅ 39 💯s across Tests and ODIs 🔥
✅ Over 17,000 international runs 🏏
✅ Record for the most Test runs in a calendar year 😮
Happy birthday to former 🇵🇰 cricketer Mohammad Yousuf! 🎂 #OnThisDay
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 27, 2020
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