Pakistani veteran batsman Younis Khan is firm about his decision of retiring from International cricket after West Indies Tests. A day before he said he might change his decision, but that is not going to happen.
The 39-year old had said to cricket.com.au after the first day of Kingston Test that he might reconsider his decision if his team needs him. But the next day, he changed his mind and said that he will retire even if he scores centuries in all innings in West Indies.
“A lot has been said about my retirement from cricket that maybe Younis wants to keep on playing Test cricket which is absolutely not true,” Younis said in a video message released on the second day of the first Test in Kingston. “I had announced my retirement with a plan, with honour after thinking and according to my wish.
“The question that was asked to me, what my answer was and what version went out, I don’t want to go in detail. Younis Khan will retire even if he scores a hundred in every innings of every match against West Indies. Please don’t doubt Younis Khan’s credibility and support Pakistan. Pray for Younis Khan and for Pakistan that we can win a Test series for the very first time in West Indies,” he added.
Younis is on brink of reaching 10000 runs landmark in Tests. He and Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had announced that West Indies tour would be their last series.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com