Monday, October 21, 2013

Younis Khan is unhappy for not being included in the ODI squad against South Africa

Pakistani batsman, Younis Khan, has become surprised because of his not being included in the squad announced for the five-match ODI series against South Africa. He has expressed his depression for not being selected in the 50-over format of the game.
The 35-year-old player is permanent in Test squad but he is struggling hard to make his place in limited over cricket. He believes that he is fitter than he was at 24.
He is going through tough time of his career. His form is not consistent. Due to his lack of form, he was not selected in the last ODI series against Zimbabwe.
Younis Khan has so far played 253 ODIs and scored 7014 runs at an average of 31.88 including six centuries and 48 half-century.
In 2009, he announced his retirement from T20 format of cricket game after leading Pakistan to victory at the Twenty20 World cup organized in England. He also said if he thinks that it is time for taking retirement then he will take retirement.
Many new players have made their way to the national squad showing their performance. So, it has become difficult for him to make his place in the squad.
It seems that he does not bother about age. He also said that Imran Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq performed at their late 30s. Perhaps he is seeking inspiration looking at them.

Let’s see if he can extend his Test and ODI career.