Former cricketers Abdul Qadir and Sarfaraz Nawaz have expressed surprise at Younis Khan’s decision to retire from ODIs saying that the way he quit was totally incomprehensible. Younis Khan on Thursday announced that he would retire from ODI cricket after the first match against England at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Younis Khan announces ODI retirement
Younis to retire from ODI cricket after England series
The- 37-old played 264 ODIs in a career that spans over 15 years. With 7240 runs, he is currently sixth on the list of highest run- getters for Pakistan in ODIs. In the recently concluded Test series against England, he overtook Javed Miandad’s record to become Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Tests.
Younis should have retired after Test series Abdul Qadir
Former leg-spin wizard, Abdul Qadir, who had urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to include Younis Khan in ODI squad for the series against England, said that the decision was as surprising to him as to all others. Neither the PCB nor the selection committee wanted him to be part of the team. But he insisted to play one-day cricket. Several people, including me backed him but now he is saying that he has taken the decision after deep reflection and in consultation with friends and family.