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Pakistan batsman Younis Khan will not backtrack on his decision to retire from international cricket after the ongoing three-Test series against the West Indies.
Just two days ago, Younis had indicated that he was open to the idea of delaying his retirement should his country need him to keep playing Test cricket.
But, it now seems that the 39-year-old is intent on bringing his illustrious career to an end after the Test series against the 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 via a video message. “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.”
Younis has also insisted time and time again that his only goal before he retires is to make the 23 runs he needs to become the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.