ISLAMABAD: Days after his retirement, Younis Khan's career was celebrated at Lords Cricket Ground of London.
This farewell event took place at The Long Room, Lords, said a press release issued here on Saturday.
A large number of cricket fans, players of the national cricket team, members of the community and media persons attended the ceremony paid rich tributes to the legendary cricketer.
In his remarks as Chief Guest, Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, termed him a role model for youth to emulate.
He said "Congratulations Younis Khan for ending your over 17 years cricket career in a memorable manner when team Pakistan wrapped up the Test series with a historic win - first time on the West Indies soil.
By becoming the first Pakistani batsman to achieve the commendable milestone of over 10,000 runs and impressive 34 centuries and captaining the team which lifted the T-20 World Cup, you have made history and made the Pakistanis proud."
Younis Khan expressed resolve that he would continue to serve cricket in Pakistan. He said it was a great honour for him to have played cricket for Pakistan and cross the milestone of 10,000 runs.
He also thanked the people of Pakistan for their love and support throughout his cricket career.
The High Commissioner commended the organizers of the event for putting this befitting farewell event together. - APP
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Story first published: 20th May 2017