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    "It's the players job to take ownership and make their judgement whilst batting" : Younis Khan

    Younis Khan speaking to the media :

    About Babar Azam

    "Babar Azam is one of the top players in the world so there must be something special in him that has got him to that stage"

    "I feel that Babar's learning process is amazing but I let me say that when players in my generation came into the national side, we had the examples of Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Aamir Sohail, Ijaz Ahmed and Salim Malik in front of us; So in a sense we had a factory of readymade examples where we could go into learn and come out as good players; The players from today miss that kind of exposure to top players but Babar is lucky that he saw players like Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan playing in their prime"

    "Babar went through a process and got the time he needed to grow as he has been with the team for a good few years now"

    "The most important quality that Babar has is the desire and hunger to score runs; We are also seeing his captaincy improve with each outing as his shot selection"

    "There is a lot of expectation of Babar Azam as it should be as he is a top international player and he is meeting those expectations"

    "His fitness is improving as his technique as well, especially where he used to struggle against spin in the past but what we saw was that he overcame that problem in South Africa"

    "He scored hundred here against spin bowling and also worked on his power-hitting as well; Before this series, he wouldnt play sweep shots but now given the expectations off him, he is playing sweep shots, cut and pull shots too

    "Fitness is a demand for today's games are very high; We would play 3 match series over 15 days but we recently played 4 T20Is over 8 days - but due to Covid-19 and travelling, its much tougher for players"

    "Its tougher for players nowadays as they have to train and some have to fast as well as its Ramadan as we saw in the case of Rizwan"

    "Sometimes people say that they say glimpses of us in Babar, Fakhar and Rizwan which feels like an achievement for us"


    Players perishing whilst playing their natural game (Asif and Haider)

    "In my view if a player has a good calibre then you will see him perform after 2-3 series"

    "It can become difficult for us as coaches to say to a player to not play his natural game because sometimes we hear that some people say that coaches dont let players play their natural game; So it can be a little difficult, especially during match times to give this advice but at the end, its the players job to take ownership and make their judgement whilst batting; This isnt club cricket so players have to understand that and they are doing that and understanding their roles"


    Haider Ali getting out too early, despite having lot of time to play an innings

    "Would you like me to tell him not to play his natural game? Should he play like Younis Khan and play 30 balls and hit 35 or 40 runs? Fact is that there are a lot of opinions on this matter and its difficult to make an opinion about this"

    "Recently on media I heard that players are saying that coaches arent giving us an opportunity to express ourselves; In my view we should always give them that opportunity, and not take credit when they perform but we should answer questions like these when they dont perform"

    "Haider Ali is hoping to become a top player - when he debuted against England, what did he score on his second ball in international cricket? He hit a six and scored a fifty on debut; I have that written in my diary - I am not drawing cartoons but note down all bits and pieces about players and work with them on those points"

    "In the national team, we dont work on technique but we make sure that for a player like Haider Ali we allow him to play his natural game but we also work on tactics"

    "Haider Ali has had many opportunities and we need to give him time too"

    "We didnt have so many coaches telling us how to bat in our days so its upto the players to get themselves ready as they are representing their nation"

    "Players need to learn from their own mistakes and if you ask Haider, he is also saying that he is learning from his mistakes and to overcome his weaknesses"


    Players being selected for international level before they are ready

    "I always feel that a players selected for the national side should have played enough cricket (at the domestic level); These should be the best players that the country has and those who dont play at an average of 5 runs an over when 10 runs an over is the required rate, and also when 5 runs an over are needed they arent trying to play for a situation which demands 15 runs an over"

    "This can only happen when they have played enough cricket before coming into the national side"

    "So its important that we select players who are suited for particular roles and that they have played enough cricket before they are brought in"


    Lower/Middle order not performing that well

    "If we talk about Mohammad Hafeez, we see that when your top order is performing so well, then your lower order doesnt get so much of a chance to bat so when they are exposed to a crunch situation, we dont see the sort of form we expect from them"

    "In 4th T20I, we had Babar and Fakhar playing so well and I have always told my batsmen never to leave a task half-done, and we saw that moment they were both out the situation became such that we were finding it difficult to hit a run a ball"

    "I never wait to give my input to the players - In fact I have a meeting with the players in the airport lounge soon and sometimes players even get irritated by me as I am always talking about cricket with them"

    "As a batsman, you need to learn from your mistakes and in that sense, Haider Ali is doing that and if we talk about the lower middle order, they are also doing that"

    "In the past few series, our lower order would perform but the top order would not do that - which was the case in New Zealand and England"


    Asif Ali still failing even though he is experienced

    "I feel that players need to be given ample chances when it comes to a player like Asif Ali who is in and out of the side"

    "Every player is not as strong minded as Javed Miandad or Shahid Afridi or Saeed Anwar, so we should give players chances to perform so that they and management dont have any doubts in their minds that they didnt give opportunities"

    "Its not because Mohammad Hafeez has played cricket alongside me in the past that I support him - in fact I support all our players as they are a product of our country's system"

    "Players like Asif Ali, Haider Ali and Danish Aziz should be given opportunities so that we can get the best out of them and also its upto the players that when they are getting so much support then they should give their best and play for their country"
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    No one sees glimpses of YK in Babar, Fakhar or Rizwan.

    Maybe the frenetic and erratic movements of Rizwan can be compared to YK’s jerks and twitches when he was on his last legs, but each of these three players have more stroke making ability than YK did and are far ahead of him in that sense.

    Spin bowling in LoIs is not quite the challenge as in red ball cricket. Until Babar sorts that out / gets that sorted out, YK should expect full scrutiny.

    He should realise soon that he cannot live off his accomplishments as a player in his role as coach.

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    I actually don't understand his comments regarding Haider. What is he trying to say??

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    Well it seems Younis doesn't want to give the impression he's micromanaging the batsmen which I understand, and I agree the players need to be able to think for themselves instead of being spoonfed.

    However management should acknowledge rushing Haider (and Abdullah) into international cricket was a major mistake and we see the results now as he hasn't kicked on since the England debut. Playing a full season of the recent QEA Trophy would've done him a world of good. Anyway we can't throw him out now with the Zimbabwe tour coming up, an ideal opportunity to play himself into form.

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    It is the managements job to not select batsmen such as Asif Ali again and again

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    Just because YK. Waqar and Misbah were very good players, not necessarily they can be good coaches. YK khan can do experiments and working on league teams but certainly he has lack of ability to be a good batting coach. Same goes for Waqar ( A serial failure who is yet to show his input after so many years of coaching). Misbah is still long way to go but we can give him benefit of the doubt because its his first time coaching. He needs to open up and be more innovative to be a decent coach rather than too defensive mindset.
    PCB needs to change both Younis and replace them with professional coaches.

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    More quotes added to post #1


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    Younis Khan speaking to the media :

    Babar is lucky that he saw players like Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan playing in their prime"
    LOL, not backwards in coming forwards in heaping praise for himself in the third person.


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    Haider has himself to blame, never reads the situation, never learned from his mistakes. Still can't read Shamsi.

    He needs to be dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UzmanBeast View Post
    Haider has himself to blame, never reads the situation, never learned from his mistakes. Still can't read Shamsi.

    He needs to be dropped.
    How does Haider think it’s ok to bring his front foot from outside leg-stump all the way to 4th stump line during his trigger movement against Shamsi or any other potent spinner? Clearly, he isn’t being coached well at all

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    Babar is lucky that he saw players like Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan playing in their prime"
    whats with Younis Khan and his ego

    Pakistan needs a baseball type coach for power hitting. Its better the teach power hitting to experienced players than to get miss hits representing us.

    Asif Ali, Haider ALi and Danish Aziz have failed


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    Asif Ali playing these many games is just a stupid blunder ... misbah is doing a zardari "yaroon ka yar" for asif ali and that is it

    wat is worse that haider ali failed at doing what he isn't meant to do , which is bat in the middle order, but asif ali failed at what he is made to do, which is bat in the middle

    danish was just made scape goat in front of nortje and rabada. we played hussain talat and asif ali in lahore and put daanish against the fierce pace in SA... talk abt destroying a career before it starts

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    Has he actually answered anything or is he covering all bases by giving 3 answers to every question.

    Is he actually saying the players are wanting to play their natural game when he doesn't agree on their natural game.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    whats with Younis Khan and his ego

    Pakistan needs a baseball type coach for power hitting. Its better the teach power hitting to experienced players than to get miss hits representing us.

    Asif Ali, Haider ALi and Danish Aziz have failed
    Oh yeah, who asked the PCB to hire Younis Khan in the first place??!?!?

    Birds of a feather...

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    He is basically saying coaches are not ment to do much for the players. Players are responsible for there own training. In that case we should not hire coaches.

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    Yes, natural game shouldn’t be discouraged but still needs to be improved upon and polished. Younis should be touching these points too as mentioning players should be allowed to play natural game is not enough as building upon that natural game is the main job which I believe is required.

    Yes Younis cant work upon all the complete technical side of batting during tours but, slight adjustments with regards to trigger movements, where to take guard against which bowler etc can be worked upon. I believe Younis during tour upto the extent possible and someone like Yousuf in NHPC can definitely help Haider in that regard. Lack of polish in Haider’s batting after quite a few months definitely raises questions and batting coaches should introspect a bit as well.

    The only possible explanation to fast track a young batsmen in national setup can be to potentially accelerate development but, at the moment it doesnt seem to be the case. I personally wont blame Haider who got selected in national team after 7-8 FC matches and few PSL matches at 19-20 years of age.

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    It's clear that right now Haider Ali is not sure about how to build an innings . I don't think a batting coach can solve this issue. He needs a season of first class cricket.

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    Amazing, I did not think you could get a worse coach / man manager than Waqar Younis...


    ... then PCB gave us the esteemed duo of Misbah and Younis. I would say it’s astonishing how incompetent they are but it’s not - they have no training or experience and they suck at a job they were given too soon. Hardly a surprise.

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    Pakistan's batting coach Younis Khan on Saturday said he is not in agreement with the way players are selected for the national team across formats.

    Speaking at a virtual press conference, the former Pakistan captain made it clear that a benchmark needs to be set to pick players for the senior team, particularly batsmen.

    "Yes we need to have a benchmark. We need to look at how much cricket experience a player has under his belt before considering him for selection. How much responsibility he is willing to take and whether he is a performing player," Younis said.

    "I am not in favour of picking players based on limited franchise cricket exposure," he added when asked if picking young players with little domestic experience was counterproductive for Pakistan cricket.

    "I agree players must have proper first-class and List A experience behind them before they are considered for selection. You need to see how capable a player is of adjusting to international standards and cricket when he is selected for Pakistan."

    The former batsman, who is Pakistan's highest run-getter in Tests with most centuries, said that at times selection of players was made because of pressure created by the media, ex-players and analysts on their Youtube channels.

    "Yes it happens, pressure is built to select a raw player on these media platforms and YouTube channels and expectations are high from that player so when he fails he can't handle."

    Younis reminded that in the past Pakistan produced quality batsmen because they came through a proper system of first class and List A matches.

    "You can't expect to find a Javed Miandad, Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Yousuf or Younis Khan until we set a benchmark for selection of batsmen."

    Younis also conceded that with some tough cricket coming up, including the World T20 in India, Pakistan needed to sort out its problems in the middle and lower-order batting.

    However, he praised top-order players like Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman for getting big scores and taking responsibility in recent times.

    Younis said that other players needed to learn from Babar, who, he felt, is on his way to becoming one of the batting greats.

    "Babar has really worked hard on his fitness and technique and he is so aware of the expectations of not only Pakistani people but the cricket world has from him. He wants to be among the runs consistently and he is hungry for success."

    When asked about the repeated chances given to players like Asif Ai, Haider Ali and others despite their failures, Younis pointed out that he was just a batting coach and final selection was the domain of the head coach and captain.

    "I can't interfere. I can only give recommendations and feedback to them and the final decision is with the head coach and captain. We are trying to find the right combination in batting. So that we get performing batsmen in all formats."

    Younis said the South African tour, where Pakistan won both the ODI and T20 series, has been a good learning experience for the players.

    Younis said the coming months would throw up tough cricket for Pakistan with the T20 World Cup in India.

    "We are lacking in this area. We have to address this area."

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    Worst interview I've ever read from any coach. Does he know what he's supposed to do as a coach?

    'We dont work on technique in national side.... ' What is this crap?

    Same old natural game,ability ,fitness they know nothing else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    How does Haider think it’s ok to bring his front foot from outside leg-stump all the way to 4th stump line during his trigger movement against Shamsi or any other potent spinner? Clearly, he isn’t being coached well at all
    Quite evident that he's not nailing the basics right at all. Instead, he's trying to go for the flashy boundaries.

    This is what T20 cricket can do, should never have been brought into the national team at that age.

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    Guys like Younis Khan should be at the NHPC and going on A and Under 19 tours. That would be the best use of his knowledge and experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed216 View Post
    Worst interview I've ever read from any coach. Does he know what he's supposed to do as a coach?

    'We dont work on technique in national side.... ' What is this crap?

    Same old natural game,ability ,fitness they know nothing else
    There usually isn't time on tour to adjust a batsman's technique to be fair. While i'm not entirely sure what Younis really does an approach of 'do no harm' is probably about right.

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    Is he on something?
    Not sure where he is getting with his statements.
    All i have understood is that he is not responsible for player's like haider ali and asif ali they are on their own .

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    He took credit for Babar. He doesn't want to get blamed for any future tuk-tuk. He likes Haider Ali to play his natural game and get enough chances but isn't in favor of him in the team. Asif Ali will continue. Any technical faults the batsmen have is their own problem. That seems to be the gist.

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    It's all ramble jamble from YK, maybe his comments make more sense in Urdu

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    Younis is somewhat correct that you can't completely alter somebody's technique in such a short time.

    What he can do though is advise the players and make small tweaks to their batting.

    Telling Haider to play his natural game is not working, he should advise him to be more patient at the start of his innings, unless the situation demands hitting straight away.

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    Agreed with him that batters shouldn't be rushed into international cricket directly from grade 2 cricket or t20 cricket. Azhar Ali when debuted for tests was one of the very composed and unfazed batter from Pak since 2010 on debut given he was playing his first 6 tests in England. That's how FC cricket molds a player. I don't think Haider and Abdullah Shafique know how to build an inning and the ability to read the situation and the bowler. That comes with playing more and more cricket.

    One example I would provide would be the WC11 match against Zim when Pak were chasing in a rain reduced match and MOHA and Shehzad were opening and Ray Price was opening the bowling for Zim(a very good defensive bowler, the last bowler to retire with an economy rate under 4 in ODIs).

    Shehzad was looking to come down the track and hit him for a boundary almost every ball and the commentators were mentioning that he will soon lose his wicket if he continues to try and attack every ball. Not long after, he was stumped while dancing down the track. Hafeez, on the other hand(not a great batter by any means himself) still had the ability to remain calm and go on front foot and back foot accordingly and was easily hitting fours while maintaining a good SR.

    The point is, even though Shehzad had been playing domestic cricket for 3 years, he still couldn't read the situation properly regarding constructing a chase. Although Shehzad isn't much of a good example though.

    Haider and Abdullah haven't played much FC or LA cricket, so there is too much that they need to learn before doing well consistently in international cricket.

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    Lmao how many times did Younis Khan play 30 balls and make 35-40 runs. He tried to nonchalantly slide in that self-praise hahaa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytrader View Post
    It's all ramble jamble from YK, maybe his comments make more sense in Urdu
    No they didn't really.

    Several different answers to each question - covering all bases.



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    He is not the most articulate guy regardless of language. All over the place

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    "Would you like me to tell him not to play his natural game? Should he play like Younis Khan and play 30 balls and hit 35 or 40 runs? Fact is that there are a lot of opinions on this matter and its difficult to make an opinion about this"
    When did this ever happen? He was always a total misfit in the ODI side. Why is he such a FIGJAM anyway?


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    There needs to be clarity regarding these coaching roles.

    What is their remit?
    What are they actually working on?
    What is their job spec?



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    I think the most important concern is why Pakistani batsmen perform well in their first few matches and then lose form...

    So many examples...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    There needs to be clarity regarding these coaching roles.

    What is their remit?
    What are they actually working on?
    What is their job spec?
    Wasim selected them because they are one of those experienced cricketers not on coaching skills or exams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask_analyse_act View Post
    Wasim selected them because they are one of those experienced cricketers not on coaching skills or exams.
    Well surely it would be better to have these experienced former players at the NHPC, sharing their experience, working with the Shaheens, working with the Under 16s, Under 19s and have the best coaches working with the national team.



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    So what actually is younis khan doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Well surely it would be better to have these experienced former players at the NHPC, sharing their experience, working with the Shaheens, working with the Under 16s, Under 19s and have the best coaches working with the national team.
    Who are the best coaches in Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamaan View Post
    Who are the best coaches in Pakistan?
    Why does it have to be ones based in Pakistan.



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    "In the national team, we dont work on technique but we make sure that for a player like Haider Ali we allow him to play his natural game but we also work on tactics"
    I thought this was probably the oddest quote. They don't work on technique at the National level? I really don't get that.

    As a batting coach, your entire job is working on technique, making tweaks here and there that can help a batsmen out. I'm not sure what other job a batting coach does unless its going over film of how they played and what shots they could have played in certain balls but I'd say improving technique should be the biggest aspect of a batting coach.

    For example, in baseball batting coaches working on tweaking swings and making small mechanical changes that can help a player be at its best. Other than that, they can't do much because in-game, it's the player and his judgement that takes over. So the best you can do is provide him with the best foundation possible (his swing/technique). It's the same for a pitching coach who tweak players mechanics, where they're releasing the ball, where they are landing with the ball and follow through. Similarly, that should apply to the bowling coach as well.

    Now, I will say you can't make massive overhauls on players batting stances/swing/mechanics at the national level because that is just impossible and putting the player in a vulnerable spot but little tweaks and adjustments is what the batting coaches are there for IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Why does it have to be ones based in Pakistan.
    Because you ain't going to get the best coaches if you pay peanuts.

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    This guy needs to be resigned along with Waqar and Misbah. None of them has any teaching skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Why does it have to be ones based in Pakistan.
    What happened to the rumours of roping in Andy flower. Is that still on the cards.

    Can’t wait to see the back of Misbah and Waqar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ask_analyse_act View Post
    What happened to the rumours of roping in Andy flower. Is that still on the cards.

    Can’t wait to see the back of Misbah and Waqar.
    Fake news!!!! PCB was buying some time knowing that we will play with SA B and weak Zim A team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty Naz View Post
    I thought this was probably the oddest quote. They don't work on technique at the National level? I really don't get that.

    As a batting coach, your entire job is working on technique, making tweaks here and there that can help a batsmen out. I'm not sure what other job a batting coach does unless its going over film of how they played and what shots they could have played in certain balls but I'd say improving technique should be the biggest aspect of a batting coach.

    For example, in baseball batting coaches working on tweaking swings and making small mechanical changes that can help a player be at its best. Other than that, they can't do much because in-game, it's the player and his judgement that takes over. So the best you can do is provide him with the best foundation possible (his swing/technique). It's the same for a pitching coach who tweak players mechanics, where they're releasing the ball, where they are landing with the ball and follow through. Similarly, that should apply to the bowling coach as well.

    Now, I will say you can't make massive overhauls on players batting stances/swing/mechanics at the national level because that is just impossible and putting the player in a vulnerable spot but little tweaks and adjustments is what the batting coaches are there for IMO.
    Nope, the biggest aspect of a modern coach is mental conditioning and tactical analysis. There's no scope to improve a player technically on an international tour. Sure they can make some minor adjustments but tinkering too much with technique is a bigger risk than leaving a batsman to do what comes naturally.

    A player has to be supremely confident to digest and adapt to technical changes in the middle of a series, such players can even make those changes in-game as shown by the likes of Virat Kohli and Joe Root in the past. However, most Pakistani players other than Rizwan and Babar probably don't possess such self-belief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafi View Post
    This guy needs to be resigned along with Waqar and Misbah. None of them has any teaching skill.
    I think the test series will help prove something that M. Yousaf might be a good batting coach but for me i like Younis Khan.

    Faheem learned a lot in 2 weeks with M. Yousaf and we'll see how his work plays dividend come the tests.

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    Too many coaches who want the credit when players are doing well and want to delegate the work of struggling batsmen to the domestic coaches or NHPC staff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty Naz View Post
    I thought this was probably the oddest quote. They don't work on technique at the National level? I really don't get that.

    As a batting coach, your entire job is working on technique, making tweaks here and there that can help a batsmen out. I'm not sure what other job a batting coach does unless its going over film of how they played and what shots they could have played in certain balls but I'd say improving technique should be the biggest aspect of a batting coach.

    For example, in baseball batting coaches working on tweaking swings and making small mechanical changes that can help a player be at its best. Other than that, they can't do much because in-game, it's the player and his judgement that takes over. So the best you can do is provide him with the best foundation possible (his swing/technique). It's the same for a pitching coach who tweak players mechanics, where they're releasing the ball, where they are landing with the ball and follow through. Similarly, that should apply to the bowling coach as well.

    Now, I will say you can't make massive overhauls on players batting stances/swing/mechanics at the national level because that is just impossible and putting the player in a vulnerable spot but little tweaks and adjustments is what the batting coaches are there for IMO.
    What he meant was, if you aren't good at playing short balls, they won't be teaching you how to pull or hook the ball at the national level. Instead they will teach you how to read the bowler based on the field setup so you can duck safely when that short ball comes along.

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    If Misbah and Waqar are getting criticism then Younis also needs to be scrutinised regarding what his role is and what he is doing with the players.

    Is he in the right role, is he improving the batsmen, what's his job specification?



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    “I cannot work with batsmen during a series so don’t play me”

    “It is the job of the batsmen to take responsibility on the pitch so don’t blame me”

    What next, Younis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    If Misbah and Waqar are getting criticism then Younis also needs to be scrutinised regarding what his role is and what he is doing with the players.

    Is he in the right role, is he improving the batsmen, what's his job specification?


    One day he is the batting coach, the next day he is the batting mentor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post

    One day he is the batting coach, the next day he is the batting mentor.
    Well as he mentioned in the press conference, he's not drawing cartoons in his book, so that's good to know.
    Last edited by Saj; 23rd April 2021 at 23:57.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Well as he mentioned in the press conference, he's not drawing cartoons in his book, so that's good to know.
    From where i can see.. it's looks toxic atmosphere in pakistan dressing room ..
    With Misbah,yunis & hafeez,sarfraz who played most of their career together.

    Hardly can see any of the current players respecting Misbah ..
    & The one who gonna suffer most is babar in all this circus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    “I cannot work with batsmen during a series so don’t play me”

    “It is the job of the batsmen to take responsibility on the pitch so don’t blame me”

    What next, Younis?
    Why do you expect him to get miracles out of a bunch you have zero faith in regardless ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Why do you expect him to get miracles out of a bunch you have zero faith in regardless ?
    Maybe squeeze something out of them though.

    At the moment none of them look as if they are improving, apart from the ones that we already knew were already good players.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Why do you expect him to get miracles out of a bunch you have zero faith in regardless ?
    You can hire the best batting coach in the world and he will not be able to extract anything out of this talentless bunch, but the least that Younis can do is to not come up with some nonsense statements every now and then.

    He sounds like a man who knows he is working with hopeless players but is hoping that such ludicrous comments would save his job.

    No batting coach needs to tell the media that he doesn’t have time to work with the batsmen during a series and that he is not responsible for how they perform in the middle.

    Only in Pakistan can you expect and see such buffoonery.

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    What YK is really saying: "huh?! don't bother me, I'm only here to ride the gravy train and go on the foreign trips, if Misbah and Waqar can do it, why can't Younis Khan do it?"

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    One thing to YK's credit - whenever we see him on TV, he is busy doing something!

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