And duly with a sweep, a shot that he had mastered, a shot that he had inspired many to adopt, Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Batting on 9999, the legendary Test batsman swept Roston Chase for a four in the first over after Tea on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies.
Younis, playing his last Test series, is the 13th batsman to join the 10,000 Test runs club.
It took Younis 47 minutes to open his account after Pakistan lost Ahmed Shehzad in the 17th over. Facing Davendra Bishoo, the world-class batsman bunted a regular leg-spin delivery down the leg-side for a single.
The 39-year-old began his international career in February 2000 in a one-dayer against Sri Lanka. He scored a century in his first Test against Sri Lanka later that month. Since then, he has scored centuries in all Test nations. The right-handed batsman has the best batting average (53.06) amongst the Pakistan players with more than 10 Tests.