KARACHI: Pakistan’s most successful Test batsman Younis Khan has on Saturday announced to retire from international cricket after West Indies series.  Younis Khan has announced this during a press conference.

In his farewell speech, Younis Khan said that he played cricket only for Pakistan, and always tried to serve the country in best possible way. Khan said that it is right time for him to leave cricket with respect, and has not taken this decision in any haste.

Younis said that criticism and harsh statements against him always motivated him to perform well. He further added that the period after Bob Woolmer’s death was most difficult for him. Talking about the next Test captain, Younis Khan said Sarfraz Ahmad is a good contender for this post, and has all the abilities and potential to move Pakistan’s cricket forward.

It is pertinent here to mention that Younis Khan had already bidden farewell to the shorter formats of the game, and West Indies Test series will be his last international appearance for Pakistan. At the moment, Younis Khan has 9977 Test runs registered to his name at an average of 53.06, and is short of 10,000 by just 23 runs. The legendary batsman has hammered 34 Test tons and 32 fifties in 115 matches.