Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day December 11, 2011

Was not aiming for double-century - Younis

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Younis Khan, the Pakistan batsman, has said he was not aiming for a double-century on the third day of the Chittagong Test and only started thinking about it when his captain Misbah-ul-Haq and coach Mohsin Khan told him to go for it. Younis started the third day on 96, completed his century with a boundary off the third ball, and then switched gears to reach 200 and give Pakistan a 459-run first-innings leads.

"This morning my focus was on getting four runs to complete my hundred," Younis said. "I was lucky to get them off the third ball. Then suddenly the captain and coach changed the plan and told me to go for the double-century.

"I missed two double-hundreds against India in Pakistan in 2006, once when I scored 199 [in Lahore] and once when I made 194 [in Faisalabad]. But this time I was sure that I will get my double-hundred."

During his innings Younis went past 6000 Test runs, and notched up his 19th Test century and third Test double-century. Younis, 34, said he was not focused on breaking any Pakistan batting records but just wanted to play 100 Tests. "It's my dream to play 100 Test matches. If I am lucky enough to play 100 Test matches maybe I will be close to [some records]."

Younis dedicated his double-hundred to his family and the Pakistan coaching staff and team management. He also reserved special praise for his captain Misbah, who he said was respected by the rest of the team.

"I will give Misbah 100% marks on his captaincy because he is an educated person and he has the respect of the team. Everybody listens to him and if you want to give him advice he takes it with an open heart."

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  • POSTED BY dariuscorny on | December 12, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    if it was 50m boundary,world has witnessed pakistan batsmen surrending themselves to be folded within 150-200 a number of times on those kind of grounds.however it was nt 50m boundary moreover it was Sehwag effect which made all u guyz to think it was 50m. might be a case when Ajmal gets a thrashing from Sehwag and u guys may say he thrashed a overhyped bowler..........

  • POSTED BY dariuscorny on | December 12, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    SEHWAG,our pride neighbour's envy...........

  • POSTED BY Ashar8983 on | December 12, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    who cares these doubles and triple which is against minnows.even gilespi made the 200 hundred again same team? so don be so exited england is waiting

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 6:18 GMT

    Great knock by great batsman Younus Khan Well deserved double century :)....

    My appeal with the BD cricket Board and with ICC if u want to grow BD cricket put BD atleast 20 players in Pakistan, India & Srilanka first class teams so that they can learn. As an asian I want to see one more asian team to grow but i heard a lot even from the commentators that BD 1st class cricket standard was pathetic.......

    In this way BD cricket will learn some fast bowling, good batting and fielding from other asian block

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | December 12, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    @Saad G. Sheikh SO, BD has better bowling than WI...lol...but still WI beat BD...OMG!!!

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    SHAYAN TOUHEED ABBASI, lol where does pakistanis applouded him just go through this very page you find lot of insulting coments Even some one gone to the extent of declaring that his mom can score 2 century against WI USE LESS ATTACK the same attack against whom your great team couldnt win a series resently & I FAILED TO UNDERSTAND HOW COULD YOUR WORLDS BEST BATSMAEN FAILED TO SCORE double centuries against this weak attack in the last series .More over how can you claim that BD attack is formidable ,where as it was beaten by zim in their home resently .

  • POSTED BY rahul_sai on | December 12, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    save ur best for england sir, this side aint just a team for a batsman of ur class to show off, its for the hafeezs and other kids who want to become a younis khan or a mohammad yusuf (i think yousuf youhana is a better player). all the best pak, go aroound and beat the world, u r just 2 gud for teams like BAN and NZ.

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    ZUBARBHATTI,is BD spinners are better thanWANE,MURALI,SAQLAIN ETC ,after reading your coments i checked the stats availble in this very site to see whether YUNISKHAN IS GREATER THAN THE BATS MEN YOU mentioned , but i found that yunis ave, 51.20,sr=52,18cenyuries,25 fifties, which far inferor to these greats

  • POSTED BY rakesh171084 on | December 12, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    Well played younis..congrats...just carry on with this form and make it even bigger when you face Swann & Co...

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    ZAHIDSALITIN,IF MORE THAN ONE BILLION FANS CELEBRATES OUR SAHWAAGS,WORLDRECORD WE DONT NEED CERTIFICATES,FROM any body ,you agree or disagree this recor dwill stay. we enjoyed it as you people also might have enjoyed the inning of YUNISKHAN. you can praise your team in what ever way that is in your prerogative,but it is not apropriate to insult other nations players, you people demeaning SAHWAAGs inning saying WI boling is worthless if so, can i ask you a simple quation ,than how could you r great team cant win series in WI RESENTLY, WHERE as the so called flat track bully home tiger IND ,won .with the so called worlds weakest attack.

  • POSTED BY dariuscorny on | December 12, 2011, 13:25 GMT

    if it was 50m boundary,world has witnessed pakistan batsmen surrending themselves to be folded within 150-200 a number of times on those kind of grounds.however it was nt 50m boundary moreover it was Sehwag effect which made all u guyz to think it was 50m. might be a case when Ajmal gets a thrashing from Sehwag and u guys may say he thrashed a overhyped bowler..........

  • POSTED BY dariuscorny on | December 12, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    SEHWAG,our pride neighbour's envy...........

  • POSTED BY Ashar8983 on | December 12, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    who cares these doubles and triple which is against minnows.even gilespi made the 200 hundred again same team? so don be so exited england is waiting

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 6:18 GMT

    Great knock by great batsman Younus Khan Well deserved double century :)....

    My appeal with the BD cricket Board and with ICC if u want to grow BD cricket put BD atleast 20 players in Pakistan, India & Srilanka first class teams so that they can learn. As an asian I want to see one more asian team to grow but i heard a lot even from the commentators that BD 1st class cricket standard was pathetic.......

    In this way BD cricket will learn some fast bowling, good batting and fielding from other asian block

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | December 12, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    @Saad G. Sheikh SO, BD has better bowling than WI...lol...but still WI beat BD...OMG!!!

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 6:02 GMT

    SHAYAN TOUHEED ABBASI, lol where does pakistanis applouded him just go through this very page you find lot of insulting coments Even some one gone to the extent of declaring that his mom can score 2 century against WI USE LESS ATTACK the same attack against whom your great team couldnt win a series resently & I FAILED TO UNDERSTAND HOW COULD YOUR WORLDS BEST BATSMAEN FAILED TO SCORE double centuries against this weak attack in the last series .More over how can you claim that BD attack is formidable ,where as it was beaten by zim in their home resently .

  • POSTED BY rahul_sai on | December 12, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    save ur best for england sir, this side aint just a team for a batsman of ur class to show off, its for the hafeezs and other kids who want to become a younis khan or a mohammad yusuf (i think yousuf youhana is a better player). all the best pak, go aroound and beat the world, u r just 2 gud for teams like BAN and NZ.

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    ZUBARBHATTI,is BD spinners are better thanWANE,MURALI,SAQLAIN ETC ,after reading your coments i checked the stats availble in this very site to see whether YUNISKHAN IS GREATER THAN THE BATS MEN YOU mentioned , but i found that yunis ave, 51.20,sr=52,18cenyuries,25 fifties, which far inferor to these greats

  • POSTED BY rakesh171084 on | December 12, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    Well played younis..congrats...just carry on with this form and make it even bigger when you face Swann & Co...

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 5:25 GMT

    ZAHIDSALITIN,IF MORE THAN ONE BILLION FANS CELEBRATES OUR SAHWAAGS,WORLDRECORD WE DONT NEED CERTIFICATES,FROM any body ,you agree or disagree this recor dwill stay. we enjoyed it as you people also might have enjoyed the inning of YUNISKHAN. you can praise your team in what ever way that is in your prerogative,but it is not apropriate to insult other nations players, you people demeaning SAHWAAGs inning saying WI boling is worthless if so, can i ask you a simple quation ,than how could you r great team cant win series in WI RESENTLY, WHERE as the so called flat track bully home tiger IND ,won .with the so called worlds weakest attack.

  • POSTED BY LillianThomson on | December 12, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    The opposition may be weak, but these are important days in the development of Pakistan for the next decade. Misbah and Younis are modelling leadership for the likes of Azhar and Shafiq (as well as Umar Akmal, who may be incapable of learning). Of the current team, all bar Misbah, Younis and perhaps Ajmal will be at the inaugural World Test Championship in 2017. It's only 5.5 years away. Misbah is doing wonderful work keeping the team competitive until Amir returns, and Younis is a role model for anyone. If only Salman Butt and Ijaz Butt had seen that. But anyway, look across the border to see where India's preparation for the 2017 WTC lies. Dravid, Tendulkar, Zaheer, Sehwag and Laxman will all be gone, and probably Dhoni too. So Pakistanis should take pride in the development of this team and allow continuity to take root.

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 5:19 GMT

    Younis Khan has been the backbone of their batting and has also stood out for his quality to play the game in the right spirit. Humble courteous and polite to a fault, he is a real jewel in the Pak team and is a great ambassador for the game of cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 4:52 GMT

    Pakistan is turning into a pleasantly consistent team. Misbah and Younis have gained a lot of my admiration with their professional display in their batting. Looking forward to the England-Pakistan series. It would be a very good test(pun not intended) for both the teams.

  • POSTED BY Nigah on | December 12, 2011, 4:48 GMT

    Don't forget that Sehwag score 219 on a ground who have only 20 Meter long boundary, so ICC must notice this things as well if they ICC always remains slave to BCCI then they design a ground with 30 Mtr boundary line and then Mr. Sehwag or other any Indian Batsman will score 300+, lolz so funny na

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | December 12, 2011, 4:34 GMT

    AJAY B agreed ,same logic applies to all ,have you not followed the demeaning coments from these people on SAHWAAGS record breaking score during last week ,

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | December 12, 2011, 4:24 GMT

    Younis khan is always a fighter. But BD bowling is not good enough to stop him. Younis , sachin are players who make most out of the useless bowling. Same sehwag won't score not even 50 against BD because Sehwag is always about enterainment. He need challenge. If there is a challenge , he will do it. I think i should immediately scrap BD Test status immediately. They can't bat or bowl. People say this west indies bowling is not good...why then india struggle to distance themself against so weak bowling. India actually struggle to win 2 test and even ODI except sehwag's fluke inning sort of. West indies issue is lack of balance , their batting is awful. They could n't even bat against weakest bowling unit (india) in the world . People trash west indies bowling wrongly because their batting is actiual culpirit. Ramphal and roach bowl regularly 90mph. Sehwga plays same way some time he gets lucked out most times he don't have the luck. Thats his way. younis khan double century?...psst.

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | December 12, 2011, 4:12 GMT

    Pak has better bowlers even they lose their top 2 bowlers to jail sentence. India has same gene but can't find a single fast bowler. Reason? TPTB do not care about finding fast bowlers. In India all the coaches preache line and length not fast bowling. Reason for that is how a l weak guy going to bowl faster? For example varun arun thinking he is bowling fast and he is not even averaging 135kmph. Laughable. Joke of the year. Even sreesanth bowl 138kmph and no one considerd him fast bowler. I think some kinda joke going on in Indian selection circles calling varun arun a fast bowler. He has no swing no deceptive action , just plain vanilla medium speed bowler. Sometime you scratch your head thinking whats going on here. Anyways Pak will play against england better than india. Pakistan may even beat england. They got great captain in Misbah. Pak should thank themself afirdi is not captain. Wicket keeping is a problem. India should play pak in neutral place like srilanka.

  • POSTED BY khiladisher on | December 12, 2011, 3:47 GMT

    PATHETIC BATTING BY YOUNIS KHAN-THE MOST BORING BATSMAN EVER TO PLAY THE GAME-THE TRADITION OF POOR PAKISTANI BATSMAN CONTINUES-THIS 200 IS OF NO VALUE AT ALL-

  • POSTED BY Aarmy on | December 12, 2011, 2:29 GMT

    @ajayB- well said man. I agree with u.

  • POSTED BY SherryOne on | December 12, 2011, 2:19 GMT

    @Ajayb Well said sir! very nicely put!

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 2:09 GMT

    good job, interesting to see what people's comments would be on best double hundred in test cricket

    I'd say hands down, nathan astle vs England is the best double hundred I've seen just for sheer entertainment and it's nature of attacking cricket

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 1:15 GMT

    Great knock by Younis Khan. Please do understand that this is test cricket and the main point of the game is "crease occupation". I am Pakistani, but I greatly admire Indian cricketers, especially Sehwag and Tendulkar.

  • POSTED BY on | December 12, 2011, 0:45 GMT

    playing weaker teams makes u stronger and makes u beleive in ur strenghts..the bangledesh series is at a great time when we r playin well overall...this is gud practice before the england series...

  • POSTED BY AjayB on | December 11, 2011, 22:23 GMT

    Dhruv Mehtani and all - I guess you are Indian fans. I too am, but for heavens sake, understand the game and the context in which the article is written. A 200 is a milestone regardless. Understand the sport and the achievement. It takes heart, stamina, concentration and dedication to the cause - besides tons of talent. This 200 is about a milestone that a person has reached and is appreciative of it. That is all. Respect that. These landmarks always have lessons for people to learn from, which is hard-work, sincerity and dedication to the cause always pay-off. We respect and learn from these. Not sure what talking of Indian players has anything to do with this. Each sports-person is an achiever of his own.

  • POSTED BY donda on | December 11, 2011, 22:23 GMT

    good job younas khan, you are the backbone of pakistani batting in test cricket. I hope Azher ali learn from younas and become a good batsman like younas.

    Azher has the same temprament as of younas and i hope pakistan batting future is in good hands.

    Great job by younas to post this easy double.

  • POSTED BY Aarmy on | December 11, 2011, 22:03 GMT

    @Greenandwhite-- Don't forget Sehwag has 2 triple centuries in test and don't say it was against the team to which @saad G. sheikh's granny can score century or two.

  • POSTED BY rampulaparthi on | December 11, 2011, 21:35 GMT

    rofl @ ppl who say sehwag scored 200 on a flat wicket , yes he did but that was one day international.

    @ Saad G. Sheikh , if ur granny can score a double ton against kemar roach and new mystery spinner then she might be just awesome. On a serious note younis has done absolutely well against the most fiercest bowling attack of the century. I guess ur granny might have struggled a bit against the superb skills of Hossain brothers et al ! .

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 21:22 GMT

    Can anybody tell me where is Mr Piyo-thanda-jiyo thanda i just love to read his biased comments..... :)

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 20:56 GMT

    But You Did A Great Job. Good Knock.....:-)

  • POSTED BY elimomin on | December 11, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    well i guess this topic is about younis khan double century. so its better not to discuss sehwag and any other cricketer. well done younis u gave the lesson to bangladesh on patience and classy batting.

  • POSTED BY ThePakKiwi on | December 11, 2011, 20:51 GMT

    Again this is a superb example of Misbah's Captaincy. Well done! Younis is now back in form because he only focuses on batting not captaincy! Go Pakistan, Show those British how it's done....Pak--Kiwi...

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 20:27 GMT

    Dont worry, it will be broken by a Pakistani, soon :P

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    Great Batsman,Hero of Pakistan . Better player against spin then any world batsman of all time including Tendulkar,Laxman,Inzmam,Lara,D-Silva etc.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:54 GMT

    ^So according to you, all double centuries in tests are worthless??

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:52 GMT

    Dhruv Mehtani. Please tell sehwag to score against a side who has a better bowling combination. My granny can score a double ton against the windies bowling attack!

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:50 GMT

    sehwag also got a double in england recently

  • POSTED BY SaifWahab on | December 11, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    @Dhruv - Yes but in India, the same place where India won the Home cup not the World cup. Big difference!!!

  • POSTED BY greenandwhite on | December 11, 2011, 19:46 GMT

    @Dhruv..........It takes class, skill, patience and a strong mind to score a test double century, unlike Sehwag who is playing on a pitch as flat as a road and is just swinging his arms at everything. Younis is a class player and test scores deserve much more respect than ODI scores.

  • POSTED BY Maddy83 on | December 11, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    younis is a flat track bully

  • POSTED BY abdubaba on | December 11, 2011, 19:13 GMT

    how is that even relevant Dhruv? So, by that logic Tiwary's century is also useless?

  • POSTED BY Ajmalnumber1 on | December 11, 2011, 19:11 GMT

    dont worry....Sehwag will be zero in austraila vs pattinson when he will hit 150+ km on sehwag face.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    He is such a master of spin bowling!!! very well played sir!! Inshallah ull break all national records in test matches!!! My favourite Current Pak player

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:09 GMT

    so what do u suggest he should have not play the match or give the wicket easy lol?

  • POSTED BY hasan_habib on | December 11, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    Useless comment by you because nobody cares about your opinion.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:06 GMT

    @dhruv...so going by your logic, from now on all double centuries scored by the likes of Dravid, Laxman will also be USELESS...lols...wakeup kiddo...take off those biased specs and see the world with neutral mind...

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    Forget the placid pitch and a not so good BD attack. In the touch Younus was during this entire innings, he could have easily given similar results on a mine-field and against a much better bowling unit. He has done it many a times before, and will keep on doing so in the years to come. Well done Younus Khan. You are a true team man and a legend in the making.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    Well done Younis! I hope after this knock more people will shut their mouth at least for a few next matches asking for your replacement. The good thing about Misbah that I like is that he seems to give respect and confidence to seniors as well as allowing the newbies to perform to their best abilities. With several important and tough series coming next, I wish you have as wonderful year as Muhammad Yousef got in 2006.

    @Dhruv Mehtani: I never knew that scores in ODIs are compared to those in tests. So according to what you said, should we discard centuries and double centuries from test matches record books? I hope you are not insulting Sachin, Dravid and Laxman as they never scored a triple century in tests with double tons their highest scores.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    @ Dhruv Mehtani did some one ask ur comment, also any body can hit with 50 yards boundry. yep if he scored in MCG aur in calcutta something to show off ......... but 50 yards boundry we can laugh.

  • POSTED BY Zahidsaltin on | December 11, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    Sehwag's double was no where near to be recognized as a good one as the boundries were not far bigger than what they use in hong kong sixes. give 50 meter boundry and a super dead wicket as it was, you will find people standing que to make dobble hundreds in ODI, specially if the opposition is one of WI, BD, ZIM.

  • POSTED BY Obsidian_pk on | December 11, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    Useless? I would beg to differ. Sehwag's opposition was mediocre (with all due respect) when he hit the double century. It was played at home ground, whereas Pakistan, in particular Younis, played on a different turf. Not that Bangladesh put up much of a fight, I would like to see Sehwag versus Pakistan's current bowling line up.

    I think Sehwag would be a happy man scoring atleast a few runs against the current Pakistani attack.. ;)

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    :)

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    shutup.sehwaq made 219 due to luck.nothing else.

  • POSTED BY AustraliaForever on | December 11, 2011, 19:00 GMT

    @Dhruv Mehtani.. Leave it for an Indian to come to the party with a glass half empty irrelevant comment.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    Dhruv Mehtani why would u say that of a double century....

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:54 GMT

    @dhruv mehtani yeh yeh just as england kicked ur arses on their terrotory :)) , atleast we beat them in test and 2 odis there, sehwag made double ton on his terrotoy and younis on foriegn ,,, give Respect to respected :) peace

  • POSTED BY Ibzee on | December 11, 2011, 18:53 GMT

    @ dhruv - yes he scored 200 on a batting paradise with 45 yard boundaries and a 3rd class bowling attack

  • POSTED BY BilalSaleem on | December 11, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    @ Dhruv Mehtani - how does that devalue younis's double? True, it was against Bangladesh - but then, Sehwag's was against a hapless West Indies fielding side. Think before you post.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Go Younis ! am being very patient with any exclamatory status updates of Pakistan's outstanding performance as they bulldoze the BD cricket team - the real test will begin against England on January 17th - 2012: 3 Tests , 4 ODIs and 3 T20s

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    @dhruv yea but sehwag got out, younis didn't. enough with the hating man.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    @Dhruv: LOL, the most useless comment ever uttered on cricinfo, someone give this guy a medal

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    @DHRUV MEHTANI, sehwag's innings was more useless, the whole team scored 418, his innings didn't matter, somebody would've scored anyway,and it wasn't special with balls being new for the whole innings and 20 overs of power-play and after getting dropped on 97 and somewhere in150s and against an attack that had avg fast bowlers and avg spinners...younus khan's double was in different circumstances, on a spinning wicket against spinners who are accepted as the best and only thing bangladesh has given to cricket....see, one can always criticise but the thing is pakistanis applaud sehwag on his double, why can't you praise younus?

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Mr mehtani sehwag did good job by utilizing a small ground, toothless bowling attack to make 200 and we congrats him for that. however, it does not lack wat younis did today he got oppurtunity to make a ton he did it like sehwag, thats a good players job.btw wat if saeed made the double century against india, is that make all the sachin records useless. ;)

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Bangladesh has not developed in the test arena. Their test status should be immediately scrapped, better give chances to teams like Ireland which has tremendous potential. The suspension of test status may benefit them as is the case of Zimbabwe, it has returned back to the highest level much more determined and focussed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:15 GMT

    hey dhuruv, without tendulkar, india is nothing so stop talking

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    cha gay hai younis khan!! go younis go younisss

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    100% marks to younus on his honesty and dedication. hope he gets some more doubles against england, he's fully capable to do that.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Useless knock as Sehwag scored a double century in an ODI

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  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Useless knock as Sehwag scored a double century in an ODI

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    100% marks to younus on his honesty and dedication. hope he gets some more doubles against england, he's fully capable to do that.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:05 GMT

    cha gay hai younis khan!! go younis go younisss

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:15 GMT

    hey dhuruv, without tendulkar, india is nothing so stop talking

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Bangladesh has not developed in the test arena. Their test status should be immediately scrapped, better give chances to teams like Ireland which has tremendous potential. The suspension of test status may benefit them as is the case of Zimbabwe, it has returned back to the highest level much more determined and focussed.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Mr mehtani sehwag did good job by utilizing a small ground, toothless bowling attack to make 200 and we congrats him for that. however, it does not lack wat younis did today he got oppurtunity to make a ton he did it like sehwag, thats a good players job.btw wat if saeed made the double century against india, is that make all the sachin records useless. ;)

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:39 GMT

    @DHRUV MEHTANI, sehwag's innings was more useless, the whole team scored 418, his innings didn't matter, somebody would've scored anyway,and it wasn't special with balls being new for the whole innings and 20 overs of power-play and after getting dropped on 97 and somewhere in150s and against an attack that had avg fast bowlers and avg spinners...younus khan's double was in different circumstances, on a spinning wicket against spinners who are accepted as the best and only thing bangladesh has given to cricket....see, one can always criticise but the thing is pakistanis applaud sehwag on his double, why can't you praise younus?

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:44 GMT

    @Dhruv: LOL, the most useless comment ever uttered on cricinfo, someone give this guy a medal

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    @dhruv yea but sehwag got out, younis didn't. enough with the hating man.

  • POSTED BY on | December 11, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Go Younis ! am being very patient with any exclamatory status updates of Pakistan's outstanding performance as they bulldoze the BD cricket team - the real test will begin against England on January 17th - 2012: 3 Tests , 4 ODIs and 3 T20s