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Younis Khan retires from T20 format
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Younis Khan

DateLine: 22nd June 2009

 

Pakistan captain Younis Khan announced his retirement from T20 internationals after leading his side to victory in the 2009 Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka at Lord's. Younis' final act in Twenty20 international cricket was to lift the trophy that so narrowly evaded Pakistan two years prior. No immediate announcement was made as to the identity of his successor as 20-over captain, but it is likely Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq and Kamran Akmal will be the leading candidates.

 

"This is my last Twenty20 game," he said at the conclusion of his press conference. "I'm old now for this kind of cricket."

 

Younis will continue to play Test and ODI cricket, and hopes he will again have the opportunity to lead his national team on home. Younis dedicated Pakistan's World Twenty20 triumph to his former coach Bob Woolmer, who died during the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.


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