PSL 2019

Mohammad Yousaf wants Babar Azam to break his unique world record

Legendary batsman Mohammad Yousaf wants Pakistan’s Twenty20 International (T20I) captain Babar Azam to break his record of most runs in Test matches in a calendar year.

Yousaf scored 1,788 runs in 11 Test matches during 2006, which included nine centuries, also a world record for a calendar year.

The 45-year-old expressed the aforementioned wish while answering a question on Twitter.

“Which Pakistani batsman has ability to break your world record (1788 in a year)?” a Twitter user asked.

“I wish that Baber Azam break my record,” Yousaf replied.

Azam has recently broken into the top five in ICC Test batsmen ranking, after a prolific last season, in which he scored four centuries in his previous five Tests.

Mohammad Yousaf also picked Pakistan, India and Australia as the favourites for the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to take place later this year in Australia.

The Lahore-born batsman also revealed the toughest bowlers he encountered during his playing career.

“Shane warne, [Glenn] Mcgrath, [Courtney] Walsh and [Curtly] Ambrose,” he tweeted.

Yousuf played 90 Tests, 288 ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals (T20Is), in which he accumulated 7530, 9720, and 50 runs, respectively. The right-hander notched up 39 hundreds and 97 half-centuries during his illustrious career.