Younis Khan would relish to coach Pakistan team in future
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Younis Khan would relish to coach Pakistan team

Younis Khan
Younis Khan (Credits: Twitter)

Pakistan star batsman Younis Khan believes it would be a great honour for him to coach the Pakistan team at any level, as he has expressed to become the mentor in the foreseeable future.

“It is a big honour for a person if I can do some service for the Pakistan team at any level, be it U19 or the national team,” Younis told Pakistan media.

The veteran cricketer Younis, who had a remarkable run in the national fold revealed it would be a fascinating experience for him to guide the wards whether it would in the national fold or giving a piece of advice to the rising stars in the Under-19 competition.

On the other side, Younis while speaking to the local media gathering thrusted that he is ready to shoulder the responsibility to nurse the young talent

“Anyone who is offered this opportunity will be ready take this job,” Younis added.

The 40-year-old Mardan-based middle-order batsman Younis announced his retirement from international cricket on Windies tour in 2017 while setting an example for the youngsters in Test fold in particular.

Interestingly, who had played a pivotal role while donning the white jersey become first-ever Pakistani cricketer who cross the 10,000-run barrier in the Test fold.

“I am very much against this only when the team starts to lose,” Younis said while shown flak against the mentality that believes it demoralizing the youngsters.

Earlier, Younis, who played against India, has effusively praised his Indian counterpart and Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid for guide Indian colts to the overall fourth Youth ODI World Cup title against Australia at Bay Oval on February 3 after strangulating Pakistan on 69 to register massive 203-run semi-final victory.

“We see how India has Rahul Dravid and when I looked at the England dugout, I saw Jonathan Trott, who has been a top player for England,” Younis observed.

Younis concluded by saying the youngsters must be backed even after the poor show in New Zealand during the recently culminated 12th edition of ICC U19 World Cup.

“This should not happen. This is a young team from our country and we should give them encouragement at this time,” Younis asserted.

While setting up the example of India, Younis, who played 25 Twenty20 Internationals and lead Pakistan in 2009 T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka wants to introduce the system which could deliver for the long run and added the experience could play a major role in the national set-up.

Younis scored 10,099 runs at an average of 52.05 which further saw him playing 265 ODIs. He racked up 34 Test tons and 33 half centuries which eventually saw him smashing seven tons in 50-over format and 49 fifties.

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor