Mohammad Yousuf's retirement is the end of an era. He is undoubtedly one of the most stylish and brilliant cricketers of the sports history. Here are a few videos, highlighting the memorable moments of an exceptional career.

Yousuf put in a riveting performance of 111 runs on the first day of the traditional Boxing Day Test on December 26, 2004. As Inzamam-ul-Haq had been ruled out of the series, Yousuf was made the first Christian captain of the national team. Though Pakistan lost the match by nine wickets, Yousuf innings was considered among one of his best as it was played against the ace bowlers - Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.


In 2005, England toured Pakistan after a victory in Ashes. Yousuf’s role was vital in the series which Pakistan won 2-0. He scored 223 runs in the third Test, helping Pakistan beat England by 100 runs.


One of the most memorable innings by Yousuf was during the 2006 tour to England where he scored a double-century in Lord’s. The hosts made 528 runs in the first innings and in reply, Pakistan lost four wickets on 68. Pakistan’s loss in the match was looming large on the horizon. But a 173-run partnership between Yousuf and Inzamam and then a 99-run partnership in the seventh wicket between Yousuf and Kamran Akmal helped Pakistan reach a total of 445. Yousuf scored 202. England scored 296 runs in the second innings and declared the team with two wickets remaining. Pakistan scored 214 runs at the loss of four wickets and the match ended in a draw. Yousuf scored 48 runs in the innings. He was the second Pakistani batsman after Mohsin Khan to score a double-century in Lord’s.


A brief highlight of an outstanding career.

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