Karachi: Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Test cricket Younis Khan announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday during a press conference in Karachi.
Younis’ announcement comes after captain Misbah-ul-Haq announcement of retirement on Thursday
“People are calling me and asking me not to make any announcement to leave but now is the time,” the former captain said in Karachi.
“No player always remains fit, the motivation never remains the same, so this is the time when Younis should leave the field after the upcoming series in West Indies.”
“I always tried to be a good ambassador and serve my country to take it one step forward,” Younis added.
“I hope I will be supported so I can complete 10,000 runs before I retire.”
“I was under a lot of pressure, getting calls from everyone. I think this is the right time as every sportsman has to take this decision in his career.”
“Every player has to retire one day,” Younis said.
Younis Khan, who has played 115 Tests for Pakistan in a career spanning 17 years confirming that the prospective three-match against West Indies will cut down draperies on his career.
Younis had before resigned from T20I and ODI matches. Subsequent to captaining Pakistan to triumph in the 2009 World T20, Younis reported his retirement from the organization. Be that as it may, he returned to play a three-match T20 arrangement against New Zealand in December 2010.
In November 2015, he had reported his retirement from ODI matches, playing the first of a four-coordinate arrangement against England in Abu Dhabi as his last match.
Younis is only 23 runs from turning into the main Pakistan batsman to achieve 10,000 Test runs. He has a profession normal of 53.06 and has overseen 34 centuries — the most by a Pakistan batsman and level with Sunil Gavaskar’s count.
He holds a novel world record of having scored a century in 11 nations. His most elevated Test score of 313 — indented up against Sri Lanka in 2009 — is the third most noteworthy by a Pakistani batsman, after Hanif Mohammad’s 337 against West Indies in 1958 and Inzamam-ul-Haq’s 329 against New Zealand in 2002.