Retirement Crossed My Mind After ODI Snub, Says Younis Khan

Younis Khan scored 468 runs at an average of 156 with a double century and two tons to his credit during the Test series against Australia, which Pakistan won 2-0.

Updated: November 04, 2014 11:55 IST
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Younis Khan became the first Pakistani to score a ton against all Test opponents.


Karachi: He stole the limelight with his batting prowess in the just-concluded Test series win over Australia, but senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has said that he thought about quitting cricket after being dropped unceremoniously from the ODI squad last month.

"Yes the thought of retirement crossed my mind. I was so disappointed and upset at being dropped for the ODI series. But my family and friends told me you must not give up and try to do something for the country," Younis said.

The former skipper, who left an undeniable mark in Pakistan's 2-0 victory over Australia in the Test series that concluded on Monday, said that his anger stemmed from the fact that he was sidelined by the selectors after just one match.

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