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Pakistan's batsman Younis Khan retires from ODI cricket

Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's veteran batsman Younis Khan has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket, saying the first day-night game against England here today will be his last match.

Younis Khan
Younis Khan. Pic/ AFP

In a statement issued to the media Younis said that it was never easy for a cricketer to decide when to retire. "I am fortunate that I have been able to decide myself when to retire in T20 internationals and ODIs," Younis said.

The national selectors had, in a surprise move, recalled Younis for the four-match ODI series against England after ignoring him for this format since the World Cup early this year in Australia and New Zealand.

The 37-year-old will be appearing in his 265th one-day international today, nearly 16 years after making his debut against Sri Lanka in Karachi in February 2000.

Going into his last match, Younis has scored 7,240 runs with seven hundreds and 48 half-centuries in one dayers.

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