Pakistan former captain Younis Khan who is the sole Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket, has denied to attend the farewell reception arranged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Younis Khan mentioned the step as untimely, said to Geo Super Channel, “I don’t think this farewell matters now. What is its use after I and Misbah retired in May this year. In other countries, former captains or stalwarts are given farewells within days of their retirement.”
“I don’t see the use of this farewell now and I’m not after any money. Someone from the PCB called me and invited me and said I would receive a handsome amount but I have decided not to go because whatever I have seen in the PCB or have gone through when I was playing is not something I can forget,” he said.
Younis said he is happy to have the farewell by his teammates given in his last Test match in West Indies.
“That is enough for me. But for me nothing is more important than pride and respect. I don’t think the Board has treated many players with dignity and respect that they deserved,” he said.
“I retired on May 14 I think and my contract was till the end of June. I myself informed the Board about this but I never expected them to deduct the amount. It is not a sign of respect for a senior player. They also did the same with Misbah because of me,” Younis said.