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Pak captain Younis Khan retires from T20; Shahid Afridi may be new Pakistan captain

Pakistan cricket team captain Younis Khan has announced his retirement from T20 International cricket. The decision comes after the triumph of Pakistan in the recently conculded Twenty 20 world cup under his leadership.


Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup finals to become the leaders in the shorter version of cricket at Lords, England. The team dedicated this win to Bob Woolmer, the ex-coach of Pakistan team who was seen dead under mysterious circumstances last year. Pak President Asif Ali Zardari has announced cash price for the team members.

Younis Khan aged 32 made his international debut (ODI)against Sri Lanka at Karachi in Feb 13, 2000. He has scored 432 runs in 22 matches with a highest score of 51 and an average of 25.41. He has also taken 3 international T20 wickets.

As per unofficial reports, Shahid Afridi, who played significant part in the T20 World cup victory will succeed Younis Khan as captain of the Pakistan team.

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