KARACHI: Pakistan’s veteran batsman and its highest runs scorer in test cricket Younis Khan has decided to retire from cricket, according to sources.

Khan is expected to make a formal announcement in this regard at a press conference later in the day.

Younis Khan is one of the best batsmen in Pakistan’s history, who always strove to give his best for the country.

Younis Khan
Younis Khan

Khan is 23 runs short to reach the 10,000-runs mark in Test cricket. He is part of the Test squad that is set to play against West Indies and hopes to achieve this landmark soon.

Earlier this year, Younis became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score centuries in 11 countries when he smashed his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground against Australia, tying him with Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time list at 6th place for most hundreds.

Khan has played 115 matches in his Test career, scoring a total of 9,977 runs at an average of 53.06. He knocked his highest score being 313 against Sri Lanka in February 2009.

Younis’s retirement follows a similar announcement by Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who said earlier this week that the series against West Indies would be his last.