Younis Khan ignites controversy by speaking about ODI retirement

Krishna Chopra / 02 February 2016

Veteran Pakistani batsman Younis Khan continues to remain in the news for the wrong reasons and his tussles with the Pakistani management. Khan recently broke the ice off his ODI retirement. Khan, had retired after the first ODI against England in UAE and continues to feature in test matches. The solid batsman said that he was in no mood to play ODI’s anymore and wanted to retire earlier. It must be noted that Khan was dropped midway in the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia.

“It is unfortunate I am blamed for the limited over series defeat to England. But one thing is clear I didn’t retire abruptly or because of either head coach Waqar Younis or anyone else,” Younis said in an interview with Geo Super. “Even where Test cricket is concerned when I feel it is the right time I will announce my retirement. It will be my decision,” he added.



Coach Waqar Younis had expressed his disappointment when Khan had retired all of a sudden. “I will only respond to these things when Waqar is sitting with me. But it was not an abrupt decision. I had wanted to retire much earlier but I didn’t even get enough matches in the World Cup,” he said.

The experienced batsman advised the Pakistani team to be more confident in the future and express themselves freely. “The team just needs someone to give them confidence that is all. The role of team management is very important. Our former late coach Bob Woolmer was successful and popular because he dealt with each player differently,” he said.


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