Muhammad Yousuf holds the record for the most Test runs scored in a calendar year, with 1,788 runs scored in 2006. He broke the previous record of 1,710 runs, which was set by Sir Viv Richards in 1976. Yousuf achieved this feat by scoring heavily in the series against West Indies and England, where he scored 523 and 631 runs respectively. He also scored runs against India and Sri Lanka. This record still stands today.
In addition to breaking the record for most Test runs in a calendar year, Muhammad Yousuf also had an incredibly successful year in 2006 overall. He was the leading run-scorer in Test cricket that year, and his performances helped Pakistan to several series victories.
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Yousuf’s success in 2006 was not limited to just Test cricket, as he also had a strong year in One Day International (ODI) cricket. He scored 730 ODI runs that year, which was the second-highest total among all players.
Yousuf’s performances in 2006 earned him several awards and accolades. He was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year, and was also named the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Player of the Year. He was also named in the ICC World XI for both Tests and ODIs.
The record of most test runs in a calendar year is considered one of the most prestigious records in cricket. The fact that Yousuf was able to break Sir Viv Richards previous record and hold the record for 16 years, stands as a testament to his skill and consistency as a cricketer. His performances in 2006 will be remembered as one of the greatest individual achievements in the history of Pakistani cricket.
Sir Viv Richards Record
Most Test runs scored in a calendar year was held by Sir Vivian Richards before it was broken by Muhammad Yousuf. Sir Vivian Richards scored 1,710 runs in 1976, before Yousuf broke the record with 1,788 runs in 2006.
Sir Vivian Richards, also known as “Viv” or “King Viv”, was one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He was a dominant force in the West Indies cricket team during the 1970s and 1980s, and his aggressive and flamboyant style of play made him a fan favorite around the world.
In 1976, Sir Vivian Richards set the record for most Test runs in a calendar year with 1,710 runs. This record stood for 21 years until it was broken by Muhammad Yousuf in 2006.
Sir Viv’s 1976 was spectacular year for him, he scored 829 runs in just 7 matches, with an average of 118.42 and 4 centuries. He scored his runs against England, Australia and New Zealand.
Sir Vivian Richards’ record-breaking performances in 1976 were a testament to his skill and consistency as a cricketer. His performances that year will be remembered as one of the greatest individual achievements in the history of West Indies cricket, and his record stood for 30 years, which is a testament to the level of his performance.
It’s worth mentioning that Muhammad Yousuf broke Sir Viv’s record with a batting average of 99.33, which is considered as one of the best batting average ever recorded in a calendar year.