Yousuf 9000: Second Pakistani to Reach Cricket Milestone

Posted on April 11, 2008
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Today when Mohammad Yousuf scored a boundary off the bowling of Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh) he completed his 9000 runs in One Day International (ODI) career. He is the second Pakistani and World’s 12th batsman to reach this milestone.

The list of Pakistan’s top 10 batsmen in terms of career runs is as follows. The number in parenthesis is their World Ranking in terms of ODI career runs.

1.(3) Inzamam-ul-Haq: 11739 runs at 39.52 runs per innings
2.(12) Mohammad Yousuf: 9013 runs at 43.75
3.(13) Saeed Anwar: 8823 runs at 39.21
4.(22) Javed Miandad: 7381 runs at 41.7
5.(24) Saleem Malik: 7170 runs at 32.88
6.(30) Ijaz Ahmed: 6564 runs at 32.33
7.(40) Rameez Raja: 5841 runs at 32.09
8.(44) Shahid Afridi: 5396 runs at 23.87
9. Aamer Sohail: 4780 runs at 31.86
10. Younis khan: 4614 runs at 32.26

Now on bowling front another record occured when:

Shahid Afridi’s ODI Wickets Tally Surpassed Those of Shoaib Akhtar’s.

Afridi is now Pakistan’s 5th highest wicket taker in ODIs. As of today, the Top 10 wicket takers of Pakistan in ODI are:

1. Wasim Akram (World #1) 502 wickets at 23.52 runs/wicket
2. Waqar Younis (World #3) 416 wickets at 23.84 runs/wicket
3. Saqlain Mushtaq (World #12) 288 wickets at 21.78 runs/wicket
4. Abdul Razzak (World #17) 246 wickets at 31.13 runs/wicket
5. Shahid Afridi (World #24) 223 wickets at 35.39 runs/wicket
6. Shoaib Akhtar (World #25) 219 wickets at 23.20 runs/wicket
7. Imran Khan (World #35) 182 wickets at 26.61 runs/wicket
8. Aaqib Javed (World #36) 182 wickets at 31.43 runs/wicket
9. Mushtaq Ahmed (World #37) 161 wickets at 33.29 runs/wicket
10. Abdul Qadir (World # greater than 50) 132 wickets at 26.16 runs/wicket

9 responses to “Yousuf 9000: Second Pakistani to Reach Cricket Milestone”

  1. naseer says:

    Considering the fact that players belonging to other teams also scored runs against us does’nt mean our records are of lesser value. After all Pakistan went through time of weakness when Windies and Aussies batsman scored against us like whirlwind.
    Asif Iqbal was one of the finest batsman of his time, his inings with Javed aainst India was the most memorable, as for betting, he got carried away like Hanse Cronje of SA, one of the most decent cricketer….

  2. Expat says:

    Asif Iqbal – One of the pioneers of betting in world cricket through his involvement in Sharjah – The land of Betting

  3. SH Kavi says:

    @Bilal Ahmed, I do agree with your main point__ that is, it matters where one scores those runs and against whom.
    In this respect my all time favorite is Asif Iqbal. If we look at his stats. we find 11 test centuries. Out of those 11, 8 were scored out of Pakistan_ 3 against Australia 2 against England, 2 against New Zealand against West Indies. And the important point is he scored these 100

  4. Bilal Ahmed says:

    Statistics don’t tell much. Most of his run are either at home ground or against countries like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe..

    Interesting facts:
    — 14 matches against Australia in Australia, NO century, average just 28..
    — 13 matches against Bangaldesh, 3 centuries, average 110..

    But still he is better than the rest of his teammates. The rest should change their careers and try something else except Muhammad Asif.

  5. Pakistani says:

    the news from Karachi is so depressing that even cricket has become boring.

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