ABU DHABI (Staff Report) – Pakistan’s Test’s top scorer Younis Khan has announced retirement from ODI format of cricket.

According to a statement, the cricketer will play his last ODI game today (Wednesday) against England, ending his 15-years-long career.

He said that decision has been made after consultation with team management, selectors and other friends. “It was not an easy decision and I am thankful to Pakistani cricket fans for the love,” he added.

Younis Khan also extended his best wishes towards the future of Pakistan cricket. Once we were champions of the game and I hope young players will gain the lost place again, he said.

Younis started ODI career on February 13, 2000 against Sri Lanka in Krachi cricket stadium. He has played 264 ODI matches so far and scored 7240 runs. He hammered 48 fifties and 7 centuries.

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