Younus rules out T20 comeback yet again

Updated: 26 July 2009 15:58 IST

Pakistan captain Younus Khan has reiterated that he would not come out his Twenty20 retirement even if requested by the country's Cricket Board.

Karachi:

Pakistan captain Younus Khan has reiterated that he would not come out his Twenty20 retirement even if requested by the country's Cricket Board.

"My decision is final. I don't consider myself fit enough for this format of the game," he said from Colombo in an interview on Sunday.

Younus had announced his retirement from the shortest form of the game after Pakistan won the Twenty20 World Cup in England last month.

The 31-year-old said he doesn't want to be ridiculed by fans by going back on his decision.

"I had taken the decision to retire even before we won the World Cup. So it is final. I just want to focus and concentrate on building up a strong test and one-day side for coming tournaments," he said.

Younus said PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt had visited Sri Lanka recently and also spoke to him on phone but didn't discuss the issue of his retirement from Twenty20 cricket.

"I sincerely believe that Pakistan has number of world class players ideally suited for T20 cricket so there is no dearth of talent for this form of the game. Plus they are players in the team capable of captaining the side as well," Younus said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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