Abu Dhabi - A humble Younus Khan Friday refused to bracket himself with past Pakistan greats and said he wanted to remember only as a team player. Though the records tells the otherwise, but Younus is still shy to share the limelight of those who have become his motivation.  “I cannot be compared with greats like Hanif Muhammad, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul Haq and M Yousuf because now the things are much easier for me than them. I just wanted to be remembered as a team player who has represented his country and game of cricket in a positive way and showed the world what it is meant to be a Pakistani and Muslim player.”

Younus said he was very happy for the way his performances were helping Pakistan and keeping them on top against Australia which is a big achievement for a player. He said he wanted that his performance helped Pakistan whitewash Australia but admitted that it would not be easy on a flat, placid track. “Australians are a very good side and have quality players in their side who can create difficulties for us. It is not easy to get 20 wickets on this pitch and we would have to work hard to achieve the victory but still it is a long way to go.”

He said he was tired and bit slow in the morning but seeing large crowd which was pouring in the ground from all side motivated him to push a little further and made his double century for the fans who had come in bulks to watch him reaching the milestone.

Younus praised his captain Misbah-ul haq and said it was very good for the team that Misbah had returned to form. He said Misbah backed him a lot and Misbah had the bigger role in helping him to reach the double hundred mark. “Misbah played very well and backed me and played a huge role in converting my hundred into a double hundred. Misbah played very positively and played according to his game plan. “ About his outburst against the PCB just before the Australian series, Younus said he could not forget the tormented memories of that week when I was on verge of retirement. He said he received huge baking from every nook and corner and that had motivated me to channelise his anger in a positive way. Younus said his arrival in UAE one week ahead helped him a lot.

“I worked with my batting coach for one week and fortunately Australians were also using the same facility to practice. There I saw them bowling and learnt about their technique which has helped me in scoring against the Australian bowlers.” Younus also praised the aggressive Australian players like David Warner, Michael Clarke, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson who were aggressive in the play but when you perform they would come and would congratulate you. He was hopeful that the pitch would help the spinners on the third day as the glimpses of spin were also witnessed on the second day’s play.