February 13, 2000
Promising ODI debut
Makes his international debut for Pakistan at the age of 22 against Sri Lanka. Coming in at No.7, he scores a quick 46 in a losing cause in Karachi
February 26, 2000
First Test, first century
Registers a hundred on Test debut in the same series, at home against Sri Lanka, becoming only the seventh Pakistani to reach three figures on Test debut. But even his 107 off 250 balls at No. 7 in the second innings in Rawalpindi
can't prevent a Pakistan loss.
August 29, 2001
Sets the record for the most number of catches by a substitute fielder in an innings. Snaps up Aminul Islam, Akram Khan, Naimur Rahman and Haibul Hossain during Bangladesh's second innings of the Asian Test Championship match in Multan
Hurricane v Hong Kong
His maiden ODI century arrives against Hong Kong at the Asia Cup. Smashes eight fours and three sixes during his breezy 122-ball 144 at the SSC
in Colombo, as Pakistan pile up 343, and eventually win by 168 runs.
March 25, 2005
Two hundred in Bangalore
Seven Test centuries later, he finally reaches the 200-mark against India at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore
. His 267 includes thirty-two fours and a six, is the highest score by a visiting batsman in India at the time, and goes a long way in ensuring Pakistan's 168-run win.
May 26, 2005
The heat is on
Appointed stand-by captain, he gets into an altercation when Shahid Afridi shows his displeasure at being asked to open the batting in Pakistan's first innings against West Indies in Barbados. Inzamam-ul-Haq joins in the argument and supposedly exchanges heated words with Younis before the other players intervene.
August 4-8, 2006
Gigantic partnership in vain
Puts together 363 for the third wicket with Mohammad Yousuf against England at Headingley
, but it's in vain as Pakistan collapse in the second innings to lose by 167 runs. Younis scores 173, and the partnership becomes the highest in a lost match.
September 29, 2006
Promoted to top job
First appointed vice-captain earlier in 2005 before the tour to India, he is confirmed captain of Pakistan for the 2006-07 Champions Trophy, after the ICC slap a four-match ODI ban on Inzamam-ul-Haq. Five days later he publicly refuses to accept the captaincy, and Mohammad Yousuf is appointed the new leader. The final twist comes on October 7, when Dr Naseem Ashraf, the new head of the PCB, reinstates him as captain.
April 13, 2007
No to captaincy
Turns down the chance to lead Pakistan after Inzamam-ul-Haq quits following the side's early exit from the World Cup, citing continuing mental strain after the traumatic events during the tournament as the main factor in his decision. Shoaib Malik takes up the job instead.
September 4, 2007
Known to bowl occasionally, manages his highest haul in any format with 3 for 18 against Kenya in a Twenty20 international in Nairobi
October 1-12, 2007
Twin hundreds in fourth innings
Scores fourth-innings centuries in successive Tests at home against South Africa. The first one, in Karachi
, can't save the game for Pakistan, but the second, in Lahore
, helps achieve an honourable draw.
January 27, 2009
Taking over from Shoaib Malik
Nearly two years after he should've taken over, he finally becomes captain of Pakistan after the PCB, headed by Ijaz Butt, decides to relieve Shoaib Malik of his duties soon after one of Pakistan's worse ODI defeats to Sri Lanka. His tenure begins with a two-Test series at home against Sri Lanka.
February 23, 2009
Takes full advantage of a dead pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi
and scores his maiden triple-century - the third by a Pakistan batsman. Batting for 706 minutes, he hits a patient 313 off 568 balls, comprising 27 fours and a six, and pushes Pakistan to safety against Sri Lanka. The triple century is also the 23rd in Tests and he becomes only the sixth Test captain to touch 300.
June 21, 2009
Another Khan, another world title
In what was to later be his final act in Twenty20 internationals, he leads Pakistan to the 2009 World Twenty20 crown. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final at Lord's
, and he uses cricket's grandest stage to announce his retirement from Twenty20s.
October 3, 2009
Dark clouds gather again
Drops a sitter off Grant Elliott, at a crucial moment in the 2009 Champions Trophy semi-final against New Zealand in Johannesburg
. Pakistan are ejected out of the competition, as match-fixing rumours surface.
October 13, 2009
Hands in resignation as captain to the PCB, following days of increasing rumour and speculation surrounding Pakistan's exit from the Champions Trophy in South Africa. The board rejects the resignation but he cites dissent within the team and takes a temporary break from international cricket. Opts out of the tours of New Zealand and Australia that follow, putting Mohammad Yousuf in charge of the team.
March 10, 2010
Banned from all teams
In the aftermath of the disastrous Australia tour where he played in the ODIs, Younis is banned by the PCB from all Pakistan teams, for causing infighting within the team, in effect ending his career.