Former Pakistan middle order batsman, Younis Khan has donated his bat, with which he achieved the milestone of scoring 10,000 runs. In a noble gesture, Khan gave away the prized item to The Citizens Foundation (TCF), which is a non-profit organisation working for the cause of providing education to the underprivileged.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Younis Khan spoke to Express Tribune and said, “I had promised TCF that whenever I score 10,000 runs, I will donate the bat to them and here I am fulfilling my promise. I have also decided to donate the Rs. 10 million to TCF announced by the PM as soon as I receive them.”
“I am happy to be associated with the TCF for the good cause of education, as nations thrive through education. We all should work for this cause to whatever extent we can. A single person’s kindness can do wonders for the children,” he added.
“I have decided to work where giving respect is a norm. 10,000 runs are not scored in the air; there is a hard behind it. It is a product of more than 30 years. I don’t ask for money to go to any event; I came here for free and will continue doing charity work in future,” he further added.
It may be recalled here that Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs after he brought up the milestone when batting against West Indies earlier this year.
Younis reached the milestone in 208 innings in 116 Test matches. The historic feat was applauded by former greats of the game. “I think Younis completing 10,000 Test runs is a historic moment for Pakistan cricket and there can be no better role model for world cricket than Younis,” former Test captain Ramiz Raja said.