LAHORE-Mohammad Yousuf has expressed his pleasure as he began his second innings with Pakistan cricket after resuming the function of batting marketing consultant right here on the Nationwide Excessive Efficiency Centre (NHPC). 

Speaking to reporters right here on the NHPC on Friday, the batting legend mentioned that along with the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ijaz Ahmed, Nadeem Khan and Younis Khan, he goals to assist Pakistan cricket rediscover the outdated kind and magic. “I am excited to rejoin these star cricketers of the past, who had contributed in making Pakistan a force to be reckoned with. We know and understand each other inside and out, and I have no doubts that with a collective approach, we will be able to reintroduce the brand of cricket that had made Pakistan a feared and dangerous side,” he mentioned. 

Yousuf mentioned: “Aligning the Nationwide Excessive Efficiency Centre with home cricket to make sure there was a transparent pathway for the gifted cricketers they usually does slip by the cracks, and attracting these former star cricketers to assist Pakistan cricket who had not been a part of the earlier PCB set-ups, clearly signifies the imaginative and prescient and technique of the PCB. 

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“I used to be at all times excited by a training project, however this roadmap and pathway satisfied me that there was a critical intent and the best time to affix the cricket set-up. My experience is cricket, that’s the one factor I do know, however on the identical time you wish to come while you really feel and realise you might be being revered and valued, and there’s some future planning.” 

The legendary batsman mentioned: “The return of Check cricket to Pakistan is one other issue that may contribute in figuring out new expertise and grooming into worldwide stars. We have now performed almost all our worldwide cricket up to now decade outdoors Pakistan, which has resulted within the lack of expertise and curiosity. 

“Wanting on the potential participant earnings within the upcoming season, this not solely displays excessive rewards for one of the best performing gamers however the introduction of competitors for higher contracts for the following 12 months, which can additional assist the gamers put together and produce their finest, which, in flip, will assist Pakistan cricket.” 

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Talking on Pakistan batsmen’s latest run, Yousuf expressed his satisfaction on the upcoming expertise and mentioned he wished to inculcate a three-phased innings constructing course of within the batsmen. “From what I’ve learnt from my expertise and gathered by watching legends like Inzamam [ul-Haq] and Saeed [Anwar] bhai is that there are three phases in an innings. 

“The primary is to struggle the stress, which is at all times there whatever the opposition’s energy, and carry your group out of it. Within the second, it’s important to construct an innings and rating 30-40 runs. The third section is of development during which it’s important to win the match in your aspect. That is what I plan to inculcate within the batsmen.” 

The legendary batsman additionally praised Babar Azam, Pakistan males’s limited-overs captain, including all of the batsmen performed properly in robust circumstances in England with out having performed any worldwide cricket because the Rawalpindi Check towards Bangladesh in early February. “Babar is getting higher day-by-day. Such huge gamers require tuning of their batting, however at this stage, I don’t see a necessity. Nevertheless, I’m right here every time he wants me.

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“Shan Masood performed a superb first innings within the first Check, which was fairly spectacular as a result of we didn’t have such good begins in England in early days of our careers. Although, he struggled later, however total he has proven enchancment and this expertise will assist him in future. Mohammad Rizwan additionally performed properly as his two, three innings had been good. Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq are seasoned gamers and had given performances in nations like Australia and South Africa, which shouldn’t be forgotten. Total, the group is progressing and this tour of England was an excellent one. It was aggressive and we received to see good cricket,” Yousuf mentioned.