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Younis Khan announces retirement from ODIs

Younis Khan set to retire from ODIs
The first ODI between England and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi will be Younis Khan's last appearance in the format.
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Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is all set to retire from the One-Day Internationals after the first game against England which gets underway in Abu Dhabi on 11th November.

Younis was recalled to the ODI squad to face England after being overlooked following Pakistan's dismal performance in the 2015 World Cup.

Speaking to the media, he revealed that he has always wanted to retire on his own terms. 

"I am really pleased to announce that today I am retiring from ODI cricket after deliberation with my family, wife, and close friends," Younis said.

"I feel satisfied and grateful to almighty for showering numerous blessings on me.

"It is one of the his great blessings that I, by my own will, have taken this decision to retire from ODI cricket after having retired from T20 cricket already."

Khan made his ODI debut in February 2000 and has scored 7,240 runs from 264 matches in a career than spanned over 15 years.

Younis also thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board for their support and he believes Pakistan have the resources to become a champion side once again in this format.

"I would like to thank the PCB, selection committee and my fellow players who always respected and encouraged me.

"It is difficult to bid adieu to one-day format, but I believe in being sincere and honest with myself as well as with my profession.

"Pakistan cricket has a bright future ahead. We have been the champions in this game once and I believe we have all necessary ingredients to become champions once again." 

He has scored 48 fifties and seven centuries as well in ODIs, while captaining Pakistan in 21 matches. 

Since 2009, Khan has featured in 86 ODIs for Pakistan and has managed to score only a single century which came against New Zealand in 2014.

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