Mohammad Yousuf has smashed one of the most spectacular individual records in Test cricket. He has scored more than 1710 runs in a calendar year--a record which was set by the mighty Viv Richards in 1976.
He has rewritten the history books on these matters as well:
- Only the third person in history to hit five centuries in five Tests. (The other two: J. Kallis and Sir Donald Bradman.)
- Most centuries in a year: eight, on track for a ninth! [He gets it and in doing so becomes the sixth Pakistani to score two hundreds in a Test.]
- Most runs in a three-match series by a Pakistani.
2006 will be known as The Year of Yousuf.
Think about this: Yousuf scored nine centuries in a year, scored more runs than anyone else and finished with an average of... 99.33. The Don had a better average over his entire career. That gives you some measure of that immense man.