Karachi (Staff Report): Former test cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket Younis Khan was warmly welcomed by a crowd of fans as he arrived at Jinnah International Airport on Monday.
Younis Khan said while talking to the media upon his arrival that his retirement did not mean he will leave the sport, adding that he will continue to promote cricket.
Before Karachi, Younis was in Lahore after returning from the United Kingdom.
Earlier, he said while expressing his experience at Lord’s when he was being honoured, “This is more than enough for me. I am really enjoying this. Many players and my friends are here. I feel truly honoured.”
According to head coach Mickey Arthur, the work ethic and the way Younis Khan played was fantastic.
The coach said, “It has been a privilege and an honour to work with a player like Younis Khan.”
Younis Khan is the only Pakistani player to score over 10,000 Test runs and first test cricketer to have scored a century in all 11 countries to have hosted test matches. He is also the third Pakistani player to score 300 or more runs in an innings.
The recently concluded three-match series against West Indies saw the end of Younis Khan’s international career. He bid adieu to his career with 10,099 runs - the most by any Pakistan player in the history of Test cricket.