New Delhi: Finally, former Pakistani skipper Younis Khan on Monday broke silence on his abrupt ODI retirement last November during the series against England.
Younis, 37, cleared the air by saying that head coach Waqar Younis was not the reason behind his retirement decision.
"It unfortunate I am blamed for the limited over series defeat to England. But one thing is clear I didn't retire abruptly or because of either head coach Waqar Younis or anyone else," Younis said on Geo Super channel.
The veteran cricketer said he was in and out of the ODI team and had to wait for months before he was picked in the team and could retire.
"Even where Test cricket is concerned when I feel it is the right time I will announce my retirement. It will be my decision," he added.
, has not been as impressive in 265 ODIs he played for the country.
Talking about the current dismal form of the national team in ODIs and T20 cricket, Younis said no angels would come to rescue Pakistan cricket.
"It is time we stopped this culture of blaming each other after every defeat. The team management is responsible and supposed to give confidence and encouragement to every player. Dropping one or two players after a defeat wouldn't make a difference. There is a need to give respect to players," Younis added.
(With Agency inputs)