The very 1st ODI match of the ODI series between Pakistan and England become the Younis Khan Last ODI Match, the middle order batsman Younis Khan has announced his retirement from the ODI format.
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Younis, 37, made the shock announcement on the morning of the first ODI against England at Abu Dhabi, having previously been outspoken in his criticism of the selectors for dropping him in the wake of Pakistan’s World Cup exit in March. He was dismissed for 9 in his 265th and final appearance during Pakistan’s run-chase at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, bringing to an end a 15-year career in the format that had begun against Sri Lanka at Karachi in March 2000.
Shaharyar Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has criticised the decision of Younis Khan to announce his retirement from one-day internationals, only one match into his recall to the team. Shaharyar did, however, confirm that the PCB would arrange a suitable send-off for a man who has scored 7249 runs in the format at 31.24, with seven centuries, albeit just the one since 2008.