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Younis Khan shocked by earthquake news

Younis Khan shocked by earthquake news

KARACHI: Pakistan’s record-breaking batsman Younis Khan has offered his deepest condolences and support to the families of people who lost their lives and property in the devastating earthquake that jolted the country on Monday afternoon.

Talking to Dawn fom Dubai after Pakistan’s sensational victory over England in the second Test, Younis said that he alongwith the entire national cricket team were stunned by the tragic news of the severe earthquake striking many cities of Pakistan.

“Our hearts go out to people in distress there (in Pakistan) and we have decided not to celebrate our win over England in a big way here due to the tragedy befalling our brethren,” said Younis in an emotion-filled tone.

“We heard the devastating news here and it was difficult for most of us to concentrate on the game after that,” he said.

“I scored a century in this Test and thankfully we won the game, but our hearts and minds are with the people of Pakistan.

“I will definitely be visiting the affected areas as soon as I return to the country,” said the Mardan-born right-hander who reached the coveted landmark of 9,000 Test runs in Dubai by scoring his 31st century.

Published in Dawn, October 27th, 2015

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