Pakistan Head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to appoint former skipper Younis Khan as a full-time batting coach of the Pakistan National Cricket Team. The PCB had appointed him for the team’s ongoing tour of England.
The second Test of England vs Pakistan was drawn after rain disrupted the match. The teams were frustrated to not have completed the match as the pitch conditions were very favourable for the bowlers and the match was turning out to be a competitive one. England had the lead coming into the second match after they dramatically won the first Test match at Manchester.
An Inside Source Told Misbah-ul-Haq Has Demanded A Long Term Contract From PCB For Younis Khan
Pakistan Coach Misbah-ul-Haq is impressed by the hardwork put up by temporary batting coach Younis Khan in the ongoing series against England. Thus, Misbah-ul-Haq has demanded a long term contract for Younis Khan from PCB’s managing director Wasim Khan, a source told.
“Younis has been appointed as batting coach of the senior team for only the England tour.
But Misbah has been very impressed with the dedication and hard work put in by Younis Khan while working with the batsmen in the team in England,” the source said.
“Misbah has asked Wasim Khan to consider giving Younis a long-term contract with the team as he feels the former captain and teammate will only have a positive influence on the batsmen in the team. Everyone has been pleasantly surprised to see the positive and cheerful behaviour of Younis although during his playing days he was known for his flashy temperament and run-ins with the establishment,” the source added.
Younis Khan Says He Is Working On Their Techniques As Well As Mindset
The newly appointed temporary Batting coach is enjoying his stint which is likely to be extended. He has been working on the batsman’s techniques as well as mindset, which he as a player knows is very important to perform well.
“Nothing would make me happier than to see Babar Azam or Asad Shafiq go and break many records in the years to come. I am working with the batsmen not just from a technical point of view but also on their mindset because it is the mental approach of a player which decides whether he will be a world class performer or not,”.
Younis Khan is the only Pakistan player to score 10,000+ Test runs and Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Test cricket with the most centuries. He is also the only player to score Test hundreds in all 11 countries. He announced his ODI retirement in November 2015 after having announced his T20I retirement in 2009.