I have no plans to get back into cricket: Younis Khan

  • Posted at: 17 May, 2017, in Sports

Fresh after his retirement, former Pakistan Test cricket player Younis Khan has categorically denied in an interview that he plans to return to cricket in any form soon. In an interview with espncricinfo.com, Younis Khan said that he did not know whether he had any energy left in him to give back to cricket after such an illustrious and hectic career.“Believe me – I think, in all, I’ve given 27-28 years of my life to cricket. So I have nothing in my mind about any future plans to get back into cricket. I don’t know if I’ll have any energy left after I leave to give to cricket,” he said.Younis Khan retired from international Test cricket after Pakistan beat West Indies for the very first time in a Test series 2-1. Misbah-ul-Haq, the Test captain, also retired after Pakistan won the series.Younis also made it crystal clear that he had no regrets for not captaining Pakistan when he had the chance. The stellar batsman said that had he opted for the role of a captain, he would not have amassed all these runs.Had I been captain maybe I wouldn’t have scored all these runs.If I had been captain for so long, maybe I would’ve been too distracted by other duties to score as many runs as I did,” he said.Looking back at his career, Khan said that there was nothing left that he wanted to do since he had scored 10,000 runs, the team had beaten Australia and leveled the series with England and he had led the T20 squad to a World Cup title win in 2009.“Whatever I could, with bat, ball, in the field. No regrets either. We won a world title, we beat Australia, leveled a series in England. We performed, I performed so there’s nothing left that I really wanted to do,” he said.Interestingly, Younis Khan wishes to pursue fishing more now that he has all the free time in the world.“A lot of the dreams I had which I couldn’t get to while I was playing, I will now pursue. People think you achieve all of them in your career but actually this is a new career starting for me now.” 


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