Younis Khan has smashed 29 Test centuries for Pakistan © AFP
Younis Khan has smashed 29 Test centuries for Pakistan © AFP

Younis Khan on Thursday created history as he became the only fifth cricketer in history for completing 100 Tests for Pakistan. Younis achieved the feat during the second Test against Sri Lanka, at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. READ: Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 2nd Test at Colombo, Day 1 

Younis, who made his debut in 2000 at Rawalpindi against Sri Lanka, has bee a pillar of strength for Pakistan across all formats. He has played 264 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 25 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for Pakistan. READ: Pakistan eager to make Younis Khan’s 100th Test a memorable one

The 37-year-old right-handed batsman Younis has scored 8,594 runs in Test cricket so far, and he needs only 238 runs to go past the great Javed Miandad to become the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in the longest format. After 99 Tests, Younis has a splendid average of 53.71, having smashed as many as 29 centuries and same number of half-centuries. READ: Understanding Younis Khan’s forte

With 29 tons in Test cricket, Younis is way ahead of any other batsman from Pakistan. Miandad, who played 124 Tests, scored 23 Test centuries whereas Inzaman, Pakistan’s second-most capped player, had registered 25 Test centuries. Younis is also the batsman with the highest average in Test cricket for Pakistan. READ: Younis Khan — Timeline of statistical achievements during the 2-Test series against Australia

The other cricketers to have played 100 or more Tests for Pakistan are Miandad, Inzamam, Wasim Akram and Saleem Malik. READ: Younis Khan: I am what I am due to my country, Pakistan