Saqlain Mushtaq backs Mohammad Yousuf as the new batting coach of Pakistan
Younis Khan was the previous batting coach of Pakistan.
Updated - Jun 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Saqlain Mushtaq is the head of international player development at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) and taking his power into consideration, he has backed Mohammad Yousuf. Mushtaq has backed Yousuf as the next batting coach of the Pakistan cricket team. In the recent turn of events, Mushtaq stated that Yousuf would be the ideal candidate for the job and his stint would be successful.
It was reported earlier only that spot of batting coach of Pakistan is currently vacant and the management is looking at options to fill it as soon as possible. Mushtaq also added that one must forget what all happened in past and move on with new sentiments.
“We should forget what happened in the past and move on. Yousaf was a world-class player and could be successful as batting coach as well.”
“We were busy at the camp so don’t know why Younis Khan resigned,” said Mushtaq as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.
Younis Khan was the previous batting coach of Pakistan and stepped down from his position after indulging in certain controversies. Firstly, it was reported that Khan had an altercation with Hasan Ali in the dressing room. Moreover, he didn’t enjoy a smooth relationship with top PCB officials. Mushtaq rubbed off his shoulder from Khan’s resignation as he said he was busy while this decision came on the fore.
Saqlain Mushtaq opens up on the role of coaches in the team
“The coaches worked diligently with the white ball and red ball players and hopefully it will benefit them. We planned this camp after consultation with the team management and will continue this in the future as well,” Mushtaq concluded.
It has to be noted at this point that Khan recently opened up on his resignation and cleared the air that his resignation has nothing to do with Hasan. The matter was blown out of proportion by the media and they had a little argument for which Hasan had already apologized to him. He added that there were other reasons as to why he took this step.