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Veteran batsman Younis Khan has revealed that he is open to the idea of taking over as Pakistan’s Test captain should Misbah-ul-Haq decide to step down.
It remains unclear whether Misbah will continue on as skipper after his side were whitewashed 3-0 in their most recent Test series against Australia.
However, it is unlikely that Younis will be handed the reins given the fact that he is already 39.
But, despite being in the final stages of his illustrious career, the Mardan native is ready to take on the responsibility of captaining his country in the longest format if Misbah opts not to anymore.
“I will definitely consider the offer if it comes along,” he said.
Younis also insisted that he has no intention of retiring in the near future as he is just 23 runs shy of becoming the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs.
“I don t want to retire because I am enjoying my cricket and I still have lot of hunger for making runs,” he said. “Even after making 10,000 runs, I want to carry on and do well for the team. I don t think retirement comes into play until a player is fit and in form.”