Younis Khan refutes retirement U-turn rumours


Pakistan's leading Test run-scorer Younis Khan has dismissed rumours that he is reconsidering his decision to retire after the series with West Indies. 

The legendary batsman, who has 9977 runs to his name in Test cricket, followed captain Misbah-ul-Haq in stating that the three-match series against the Windies, which started on Friday, will be his last.

But he cast some doubt over that when he appeared to leave the door open to changing his mind, saying in an interview this week that he "will think about it".

However, the 39-year-old moved to clarify his intentions with a self-shot video published by Geo News on Sunday.

"There is a lot of speculation that perhaps I am taking back my decision to retire from Test cricket. There is no truth to this," he said.

"My decision to retire from Test cricket is final.

"I will not take back my retirement even if I score a century in every innings during the West Indies series."

Younis needs just 23 runs in the Caribbean to become the first Pakistan player to reach the 10,000 mark.

He has scored 34 centuries in a stellar Test career and another seven in one-day internationals.