Younis Khan likely to announce retirement from international cricket

DN Bureau

According to sources, Younis is expected to make a formal announcement about the retirement on Saturday.

Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan (File Photo)
Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan (File Photo)

Karachi: Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan is most likely to take a call on his retirement from international cricket today.


According to sources, Younis is expected to make a formal announcement about the same at a press conference later in the day.


Labelling Younis as `one of the best batsman` Pakistan have ever had, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram said that the 40-year-old has always been proactive in all departments of the game and that everyone respects him for the same.

Younis is just 23 runs short of becoming the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs


Younis is just 23 runs short of becoming the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs. He has 9,977 runs in 115 Test matches, the highest run-aggregate for a Pakistani batsman in Test cricket.


In January, Younis Khan became the first cricketer in Test history to score centuries in 11 countries when he smashed his 34th hundred in the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), tying him with Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time list at 6th place.

 

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The news about Younis' probable retirment follows a similar announcement from Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who confirmed earlier this week that the series against West Indies would be his last. (With ANI inputs)
 

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