Khan stated that he’s in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over being appointed batting coach in future, including that he’s keen to render his providers for the group at any time. “I have to see how much work I can do and [also] if the team needs me,” he added.
Touching upon Pakistan’s current England tour, Khan disclosed that English wicketkeeper Butler was eager to speak to him in the course of the go to and even sought suggestions from him on taking part in sweep pictures.
Talking concerning the Grant Flower controversy – the place the previous Pakistan batting coach claimed that Younis had held a knife to his throat — after being upset on the recommendation given to him in the course of the Brisbane Take a look at in 2016 – Khan stated that he doesn’t even keep in mind the incident.
“Grant Flower [has] worked hard for me during my tour of Australia and he was a mentor who always stood by us,” he asserted.
Earlier in August, Khan had come out in defence of Pakistan’s assortment of ageing batsmen akin to Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq, saying that there isn’t a motive to drop somebody simply due to their age.
Shafiq, 34, endured a horror Take a look at sequence towards England, scoring a mere 67 runs throughout 5 innings and three matches. Hafeez’s retention within the facet has additionally been criticised as he is set to show 40 subsequent month, though he shut his critics with a superb 69 that went in useless.
Younis, who himself performed on till the age of 39, says performances and never advancing years ought to be the only standards for choice.
“If Hafeez keeps on playing like he did yesterday or does even better, demonstrates his form and fitness, then why should he be dumped?” Younis had stated throughout a web-based press convention.
“We often sideline players just on the basis of their age. The team should have a combination of juniors and seniors. But since now that we’ve lost, our lack of experience is being blamed,” he had stated as he accused critics of fixing goalposts.
Younis additionally threw his weight behind Shafiq, who failed miserably within the Take a look at sequence.
“A player such as Asad Shafiq should not be cut off. We should instead try and lift our experienced players,” he had stated.