Mohammad Yousuf names his favourite cricketers of all time; picks no Pakistan player in the list
In an impressive career, Yousuf represented the national side in Tests in 90 matches where he amassed 7530 runs.
Published – May 3, 2020 1:14 pm | Updated – May 3, 2020 1:14 pm
The coronavirus threat has created a situation of crisis across the globe. Most of the countries are going through lockdowns. There is absolutely no certainty when the situation will get better. With that, all sorts of sporting events have been cancelled throughout the world.
During this time, former and current cricketers are interacting with their fans via social media. Due to this break, many experts of have the game have come up with their favourite XI of all sorts. With the cricketing action at a halt, a plethora of cricketers have either resorted to Twitter Question & Answer session or Instagram live to interact with their fans on social media.
Many former cricketers have even dished out opinions about their favourite cricketers in the sport. The recent joining in the trend was former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf. The right-hander conducted a Question & Answer session on Twitter where he answered many questions. One fan in the session asked Yousuf to reveal his favourite cricketers. Most people had anticipated Yousuf to name any former cricketer from his country.
Mohammad Yousuf conducted a Q&A session on Twitter
However, to their surprise, the former batsman chose the name of Sachin Tendulkar as well as Brian Lara as his favourite players of the sport. Both Sachin and Lara were exemplary when they donned jerseys of their respective countries. Their record speaks for their class and both the legends had the potential to win a match single-handedly for their side.
Sachin and brian Lara
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) May 2, 2020
Like Tendulkar and Lara, Mohammad Yousuf had also delivered many match-winning performances for his side during the course of his illustrious career. The 45-year-old represented Pakistan in ODIs as well as Tests and cemented his place as one of the vital cogs of their batting force.
In an impressive career, Yousuf represented the national side in Tests in 90 matches where he amassed 7530 runs. The right-hander also struck 24 tons and 33 half-centuries at an impressive average of 52.29 with the red ball.
While donning the coloured jersey for Pakistan, the right-handed batsman amassed 9720 runs in 288 matches at an average of 41.71. Yousuf also had 15 tons and 64 half-centuries under his belt during his ODI stint with Pakistan. He donned the national jersey for the last time in an ODI against South Africa at Dubai in 2010 before bidding adieu to the sport.