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It was Indian bat that did Dravid & Co in

Younis is very happy with BDM with whom he wants to renew his one-year contract.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 12:56 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Pakistan's most prolific batsman Younis Khan hopes to renew the contract with an Indian cricket equipment manufacturer whose "lucky bat" he used to amass 553 runs against India in the just concluded Test series.

Younis, 28, was adjudged Man of the Series for scoring the highest number of runs on either side, helping his team win the three-Test series 1-0 by virtue of a 341-run win in the third match on Wednesday.

"You can call it a lucky bat for me. But only two-three months of the contract are left, and after that it will be over. I will try to renew the contract for two-three years more," Younis said.

Younis had entered a contract with the Meerut-based BD Mahajan and Sons during Pakistan's tour of India in March-April last year. The BDM bats proved instantly lucky for Younis as the vice-captain smashed 508 runs at 101.60, including two centuries and one half-century, to help Pakistan rally to draw the three-match series 1-1.

He also scored a career highest of 267 in the third Test in Bangalore where Pakistan won to level the series.

Since then the association between the two has only grown.

"I am very happy with the BDM people. Whenever I need equipment, they send it to my home by courier," said an indebted Younis.

And, now, as Younis' one-year contract with the company expires in about two months, the Mardan-born Younis is keen that it is renewed.

"I am very happy with the BDM people and their work. They always come across as very helpful people in times of difficulty," he said with a smile.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 15:46 IST