Misbah needs Younis Khan as full-time batting coach

Karachi, August 18

Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has suggested the nation’s cricket board to nominate Younis Khan because the full-time batting coach.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had appointed the 42-year-old former captain because the batting coach for the staff’s ongoing tour of England.

According to a dependable supply within the board, Misbah has had a dialogue with PCB CEO Wasim Khan on the topic.

“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,” mentioned the supply.

“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,” the supply added.

The supply mentioned the board was more likely to comply with Misbah’s recommendation and cord in Younis for an extended contract.

“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 supply added.

Younis, who’s Pakistan’s highest run-getter in Test cricket with probably the most centuries, had lately mentioned he was having fun with his stint because the batting coach.

“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 had mentioned. PTI

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