Younis Khan will continue playing Test cricket for Pakistan © AFP
Younis Khan will continue playing Test cricket for Pakistan © AFP

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has been dismissed for just nine in his final innings in One-Day Internationals (ODI) during the first game of the series against England at Abu Dhabi. Younis had earlier today announced willingness to retire from the shorter format after this match. He and his teammates will be disappointed that he could not make a huge score, but will be proud of the sort of career he has had. Younis is one of Pakistan’s most prolific run-getter for over a decade and Pakistan might struggle to find an apt replacement for him. Pakistan are chasing a target of 217 to win the match and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Live updates: Pakistan vs England 2015, 1st ODI at Abu Dhabi

Younis has scored over 7,200 runs at an average of over 31 in 265 matches. He also has seven tons and 48 fifties to his name. He has often dug Pakistan out of trouble many times, with his calm approach and excellent temperament. He still however remains one of Pakistan’s key players in Tests. he in fact recently overtook Javed Miandad to become the leading run-scorer in the longest format. He has 31 centuries and 30 fifties in Tests. Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs England 2015, 1st ODI at Abu Dhabi

Many think that he along with Misbah-ul-Haq are approaching the twilight of their careers but are also at the same time one of the most dependable players in the team. It was under Younis’ captaincy that Pakistan had won their maiden T20 World Cup in 2009.