Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has named champion batsman Younis Khan as one of the toughest batters to bowl to. Younis reigns as Pakistan’s all-time leading run-getter in Test cricket and his astounding record against spinners epitomizes his immense caliber.
Always ready to employ the sweep shot to nullify any amount of turn found by a spinner, Younis stood tall against slow bowlers and punished them fervently. His prolific record against India also exemplifies his class as Harbhajan ranked him alongside a group of elite cricketers including Jacques Kallis, Matthew Hayden and Brian Lara, who always troubled him.
“I had a lot of trouble while bowling to Younis. He used to sweep me every time I bowled to him and I used to be in tears,” Harbhajan told Indian batsman Rohit Sharma in an Instagram live session.