Monday, 27 September 2021

Younis Khan quits Pakistan’s batting coach role

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LAHORE – Former captain Younis Khan has stepped down from the batting coach role of the Pakistan cricket team. Younis was appointed last year in November.

Khan, who has had an unstable relationship with the PCB since his days as a professional cricket, stepped down from his role as batting coach. The PCB announced the split had been amicable and by mutual consent between both parties. 

Sources said Khan was not happy with the PCB management’s decision to send batting great Mohammad Yousuf to the players’ camp before the homes series against South Africa.

As per sources, Khan had reservations over the methods adopted by the NHCP coaches. PCB CEO Waseem Khan had personally asked Khan to take up the mantle of batting coach a few months ago.

Khan and the PCB have a history of short-lived partnerships. In the past, the former middle-order batsman refused to coach the national Under-19 team when the PCB approached him.

Khan left a coaching gig with the PCB three years ago after he was not provided with a suitable room at the cricket academy and in 2006, suddenly resigned as the national team’s captain.

Even during his days as a professional cricket, Khan and the PCB were never on good terms. Hence, the former batsman’s appointment as batting coach came as a surprise to cricket analysts. 

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