The day began with Younis Khan announcing his shock retirement from ODIs, just days after he was recalled for the one-day series against England. The next task for Pakistan was undoubtedly to announce that they would like the win the first ODI at Abu Dhabi for him.
Teams can often grow on long tours. And, this is quite true of Pakistan. They arrived in Sri Lanka as underdogs, but are returning having won all three versions they participated in, beginning with the Tests, followed by the one-dayers and now the T20s
Pakistan did not go into the Test series against Sri Lanka as favourites. This was specifically because they had not won a Test series in Sri Lanka in nearly a decade. But, it must be said they put up a fantastic performance to pull off a memorable series triumph.
With the three-Test series tied 1-1, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will look to go all out to clinch the series in the third Test at Pallekele. Pakistan won the first Test at Galle with ease while Sri Lanka fought back equally well to claim the second match at Colombo comprehensively.
Under fire Pakistan batsman, the veteran Younis Khan, has decided to hang his boots from one-day internationals at the end of the ongoing World Cup. Younis has been heavily criticised for his performance in the first two matches