Younis breaks silence on sudden retirement


Legendary test batsman Younis Khan has finally broken silence and expresses his disappointment for being blamed for the series defeat against England and his abrupt retirement.

“It 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 on a local sports channel.

He added that whenever he feels that it’s the right time to retire even from test cricket he will because it’s his decision and when the opportune time comes he will call it a day. He reiterated the fact that if he was given enough chances in the World Cup of 2015 he might have retired earlier as well.

“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.

“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,” Younis said.

Younis Khan was not pleased at all with the culture of playing the blame game after every defeat because it’s the job of team management to give confidence to players and encourage them for a better performance.

“It is time we stopped this culture of blaming each other after every defeat. The team management is responsible and supposed to give confidence and encouragement to every player. Dropping one or two players after a defeat wouldn’t make a difference. There is a need to give respect to players,”


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