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    Default Record Breaker---M. Yousaf--History Maker

    A typically elegant, clipped on-drive for four off Corey Collymore took Mohammad Yousuf from 44 to 48 on the fourth day of the final Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Karachi. A modest raise of the bat acknowledged that the drive also took him past one of the longest-standing records in cricket, of most runs in a calendar year.[CENTER]

    Mohammad Yousuf began the year with a 199-ball 173 against India in a drawn Test at Lahore..


    ...and set the tone for a series that would set the mark for more to come


    In the second Test at Faisalabad, he hit 65 and 126 in another draw


    After a first-ball duck in the second innings of the final Test at Karachi,Yousuf hit a vital 97 as Pakistan beat India by 341 runs


    Yousuf began his tour of England in fine fashion...


    ..reaching a memorable double hundred at Lords in the first Test



    After missing out in the second Test, it was back to business at Leeds...



    ...as Yousuf struck a fine 192


    Yousuf was effortless during the controversial fourth Test at The Oval...



    ...scoring his third hundred of the series...

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    ...and taking a moment to acknowledge his effort


    The juggernaut roled on against West Indies at Lahore, as Yousuf struck 192 in a nine-wicket victory


    In the second Test at Multan, he made it 56 and 191...



    ..but the best was yet to come, as Yousuf picked off consecutive hundreds at Karachi and set the record for most in a year...



    ...and broke Viv Richards's 30-year record for most runs in a calendar year



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    Bob Woolmer
    It is a marvellous achievement. I have had the honour of playing against Viv Richards and coaching Yousuf. Both are very different in their styles, Viv was a lot more aggressive and Yousuf more sedate but to break Viv's record is really an outstanding achievement.


    Brian Lara
    It's excellent and slightly unbelievable what he has achieved. Nine hundreds in a year and that many runs is just magnificent. He is a very committed player and an excellent role model, not just for Pakistan but for young cricketers everywhere. He's had an amazing year, though the last 600 runs that he has scored I haven't really enjoyed.



    Sanjay Manjrekar
    The most striking thing about Yousuf at the moment is that it is as if he is batting in a trance. He is so calm at the crease and that mental change is the most striking change from last year. You know people will say that he played on flat tracks, against weak attacks at times but that is neither here nor there. He still had to break a big record and he has done it. What's good to see, apart from the calm demeanour, is that he is, like all good batsmen, cashing in on good form and making the most of that period."


    Nasim Ashraf
    Pakistan is very proud of his achievements and he will be honoured by the PCB after the match.


    Hanif Mohammad

    We are proud of what he has done and I hope this is the start of of something great for him.


    Rameez Raja
    He's been absolutely brilliant this year and has done it against good teams in India, England and the West Indies and has done it home and away. I don't think he has made any technical adjustments as such, but he is so sound mentally now. Religion has played an integral part in his growth not just as a cricketer but as a person. I used to doubt his ability to see Pakistan through in situations before but he has rescued Pakistan from precarious positions through the year. A superb achievement.

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    Many congrats to Usuf..
    AND NICE PICTURES..

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    congrats yousaf bhai

    Lagay raho yousaf bhaiiiiiiiii.......!!!:32:

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    any way HEARTLY CONGURALATIONS TO YOSUF BHAI

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    Chaa Gaye Yousuf bhai
    9 Centuries

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