ISLAMABAD: Pakistan veteran Younus Khan believes that all the records that he tumbled in Test cricket for Pakistan are primarily for his country.
"We should all feel proud that these records are for Pakistan. I had never dreamt of beating [Javed] Miandad's record but I will never feel arrogant, it is a record over which we all must feel proud," said Younus, quoted Gulf News.
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Younus said that the Pakistan Test team was not solely dependent on him and the captain Misbahul Haq instead the whole team was responsible for the recent victories.
"The responsibility of being senior players in the team does not put extra pressure on me because and I only want to performance in the manner that is expected of me."
The 38-year-old further said that winning the Dubai Test against England was very imporatant for the team after the fifth day collapse in the Abu Dhabi Test.
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"We will fight back. We did well in the first innings (in Abu Dhabi) and they (England) also did well against our expectations.
"I had said before that they will be a different team and they kept us under pressure. But that is gone now - this is a new Test and we are geared up. This venue is result-oriented so I am hopeful that we will do well here."
Younus also praised Yasir Shah’s performance saying that it was good to see a leggie making an impact in the longest format.
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"He has been bowling brilliantly recently, so we are sure that he will do well,” said Younus.
“It is welcoming that another leg-spinner is playing international cricket and creating an impact. It is good for Test cricket, like before we had Mushtaq Ahmad, then Shane Warne and Anil Kumble."
Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Tests said that left-hand opener Shan Masood deserves another chance.
"I will back Shan Masood. He was unlucky that he got out in the same manner to the same bowler (James Anderson). It wasn't a technical problem but maybe it was not his day. Shan has done well in Sri Lanka so I will back him,” Younus said while defending Shan.
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