KARACHI – Former skipper Younis Khan announced his retirement from Test cricket after West Indies touron Saturday.
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He stated this while addressing a press conference in Karachi, adding, “I will play my last series against West Indies”.
“I seek forgiveness from nation for the mistakes due to my arrogant playing style,” Khan said, adding, “I want to leave holding my head high.”
At the moment, Younis Khan has 9977 Test runs in 115 matches and he needs only 23 runs to accomplish 10,000 in Test cricket. His highest score in Tests is 313 against Sri Lanka in February 2009.
Pakistan are set to play a three-match Test series against West Indies starting from April 21, and it is expected that Younis Khan may announce his retirement after the series in today’s press conference.
In November 2015, Khan had announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the first match against England at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Younis, 37, played 264 matches in an ODI career that spanned 15 years. With 7240 runs, Younis is currently sixth on the list of highest run-getters for Pakistan in ODIs.
Earlier, Pakistan Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq announced his own retirement from international Test cricket after West Indies series.
“I will play my last series against West Indies,” Haq said while speaking at a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. He added that he wanted to end his career on a high by winning the series.