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I don’t want to coach Pakistan, says Younis Khan

Former captain Younis Khan said he has no intentions of taking up a coaching assignment with the Pakistan team as he wants to call time on his international career gracefully.

“Coaching is a very difficult job in Pakistan cricket and I don’t want to get involved in anything which prevents me from retiring gracefully and with respect,” Younis said on Wednesday.

“I have served Pakistan and I have got a lot of respect and fame in return and I want to leave at the right time and on the right note with respect,” he added.

Younis, however, didn’t rule out the possibility of captaining Pakistan again even though he insisted that he had never run after the captaincy. “It is all about your fate and luck. If God has willed that I will captain Pakistan again then there is no force that can prevent this. So I don’t want to make big statements about this issue which I regret later on,” the senior batsman said in an interview.

Younis, who was forced to resign as captain in late 2010 after a group of player revolted against him during the ODI series versus New Zealand in the UAE, said he had always considered leading Pakistan a big honour.

“But right now I don’t think about this issue at all and I have left it to fate,” he added.

The 36-year-old cricketer, only the third Pakistani batsman after Hanif Muhammad and Inzamam-ul-Haq to score a Test triple century, said while he had retired from T20 cricket and had no intentions of playing this format again at the international level but he had not given up hope of playing one-day internationals.

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