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Younis Khan says he wants to become a role model for youngsters

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KARACHI: Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan has said that he wants to become a role model for youngsters and new talent in the cricket after his retirement from the international grounds.

“When I am not in this dressing room, when I am not playing international cricket, I want youngsters to think of me as a role model,” said Younus in a video interview for the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Facebook account.

“Also, I want everyone to remember me as a team man, as a batsman who always played for Pakistan and the team,” he added.

The 39-year-old Younis has scored 9,977 runs in Tests, the highest by any national cricketer, and he needs only 23 runs to become the first Pakistani to enter the elite list of scoring 10,000 runs in the longest format, and he wants to celebrate the milestone by his own way.

 “When I think of celebrating [10,000 runs], I want to go overboard,” he joked. However, he added, this time around, I’ll request the people to let me celebrate however I want.

The batsman has represented Pakistan in 115 Tests, 265 ODIs and 25 T20Is. He had announced his retirement from international cricket after the ongoing West Indies series.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.