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Younis Khan to retire after West Indies Test

Younis Khan to retire after West Indies Test
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Long-serving Pakistan batsman and former captain Younis Khan on Saturday announced he will retire from international cricket after the upcoming Test series in the West Indies.

"I will be retiring... with my head held high," the 39-year-old said at a press conference here. "I think this is the right time as every sportsman has to take this decision in his career," he added, bringing an end to a 17-year Test career. Younis, who has led Pakistan in all three formats and guided them to their only World Twenty20 title in England in 2009, needs only 23 runs to reach 10,000 Test runs. Younis, thus, joined teammate Misbah-ul-Haq in retiring from international cricket at the end of the tour of the West Indies in April and May. Younis has so far scored 34 Test centuries in 115 matches —the most by any batsman from the country — and is set to become the first Pakistani and 13th batsman in the world to score 10,000 or more runs.

Younis, thus, joined teammate Misbah-ul-Haq in retiring from international cricket at the end of the tour of the West Indies in April and May. Younis has so far scored 34 Test centuries in 115 matches —the most by any batsman from the country — and is set to become the first Pakistani and 13th batsman in the world to score 10,000 or more runs.
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