Yousuf wishes to feature in domestic tournaments, and stated that he will play as long as he is fit. According to an official statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Yousuf was prematurely retired March 10th 2010, and the Board decided he would not be chosen again based on his initiation of disputes amongst team members.
Yousuf holds the cricket betting record of top scored during the 2002 and the 2003 seasons, worldwide for ODI matches and he has scored over 9000 One Day International runs and has the record for scoring the most runs without being dismissed in a One Day International match.
Named CNN-IBN’s Cricketer of the Year for 2006 Yousuf was also selected as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in the 2007 edition and also became the fourth recipient of the ICC ‘Test Cricketer of the Year’. Yousuf, along with teammate Mohammed Asif, was named in the 2007 Test Team of the Year and in the same year Yousuf broke two more world records. In 10 Test matches, he also achieved 1788 cricket scores with twelve centuries which became his second world record.
Yousuf’s technique is a hard hit and quick between the wickets, and occasionally is prone to running out. He has an ability to score runs and cricket scores at an incredible rate. His fielding is also exceptional and was ranked 9th in the world.
In 2007, Yousuf was planning to join the Indian Cricket League, but if he did, he wouldn’t be allowed to play for the Pakistani team. In light of this he changed his mind at the last cricket betting second, and signed up with the Pakistan Cricket Board. A few months later, he joined the IPL, who was in an ongoing battle with the ICL. This led to him being banned in November of 2008 by the Pakistan Cricket Board. He then quit the ICL, and was allowed back to the PCB for the 2009 Test series in Sri Lanka.
Said Yousuf in a statement back in March, regarding his involvement with the Lahore Premier League, “I plan to play domestic cricket this season but right now international cricket is not on my mind. If I do plan to return I will target the Test and one-day series against South Africa later this year in the UAE.”
I guess now that he has been accepted back into the PCB, his domestic game will be put on the back burner, but who can say what this great of a cricketer will do after November.