LAHORE: Pakistani Test cricketer Younis Khan on Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket.
The 39-year-old made the announcement during a press conference and said that he will step in the field for the last time during the upcoming series against West Indies.
The unanticipated move comes days after the retirement of Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq who will also play his final series against the West Indies. The retirement of the two veteran cricketers is likely to create a vacuum for the Test cricket team.
In January, Younis Khan had said that he expects to play cricket for the next two years, but has reportedly decided to quit after conflict with Chief Selector Inzaman-ul-Haq who hinted at a revamped team after the West Indies series.
Younis Khan has played 115 Test and is just 23 runs shorts of the 10,000 runs milestone. This includes 34 centuries and 32 fifties and memorable triple century. He made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2000 and played his last Test match against Australia in January.
Both Younis and Misbah were recently selected among the five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden.