Monday, 18 January 2021

Not treated fairly, says Younis Khan

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has given a hint that he is not happy with Test captain Misbah-ul Haq and head coach Waqar Younis. In an interview to a news channel, the seasoned batsman who recently scored his 30th Test century, suggested that he had not been treated fairly by the captain and the coach. “I don’t know if I had not scored those 177 runs in the fourth innings of the third Test in Sri Lanka what would have happened. Most probably I would have been dropped. But this is not the way to treat senior players; they need to be given confidence and I have always played for and given my best for Pakistan,” Younis said.

There had been rumours that some of the players were not happy with Misbah and Waqar.

Younis, who has played 101 Tests and 264 ODIs, also made it clear he was not happy at being dropped from the one-day squad.

 “Why can’t I play one-day cricket. What is wrong with me? Am I not fit or good enough? If I had been given a chance in the recent home series against Zimbabwe I would definitely have got runs.  “In the World Cup also I was not sure whether I would play or not. I was inducted against South Africa at the last minute because of the injury to Haris Sohail. I scored 37 valuable runs. I have scored runs against every strong opposition so why can’t I play ODIs? I have also gone up and played against any side when others have backed down,” he added.

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