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    "First-class cricket has to be the priority and the main criteria for selection" : Mohammad Yousuf

    Blessed with a silken touch and regarded as one of the finest batsman Pakistan has ever produced, Mohammad Yousuf represented his country 381 times scoring 17,300 runs. Along the way in 2006, he attained the honour of scoring the most runs and highest number of Test centuries in a calendar year in Test Cricket. Now entrusted with imparting his immense experience on Pakistanís batsmen, Mohammad Yousuf has been performing his duties as batting coach at the National High Performance Centre since August 2020.

    In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Yousuf spoke about the reasons why batting standards have declined, the importance of First-class cricket in the role of producing high quality batsmen, why technically correct batsmen can succeed in all formats, what Azam Khan needs to do to improve himself, Saud Shakeel's potential and why Kane Williamson is the perfect example to follow for young Pakistani batsman.



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    PakPassion.net: Why has the standard of batting in Pakistan declined in recent years?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    I donít think this is an issue that is limited to just Pakistan as this is a problem which is affecting all nations. The fact is that the quality of cricket has declined around the world and that is primarily due to the quantity of cricket that is being played. The number of world-class batsmen these days are so few and far between when you compare it to previous generations. Every international team used to have 2 or 3 world-class batsmen in their starting eleven, but nowadays you will barely see 2 or 3 world-class batsmen in cricket as a whole which is very worrying.


    PakPassion.net: Why do you think batting standards have declined around the world?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    Given the way Cricket is commercialised nowadays, there should really be no surprise to see that batting standards are tumbling. Watching a game of cricket, nowadays, is almost like you are watching a film or a drama. The wickets are very placid and it seems that cricket is more about providing entertainment to the public and less about showcasing actual technique and the ability of the players. So, the more sixes you see, the better it is for the broadcasters and the Boards. The fact is that ever since the Twenty20 format was introduced, modern-day cricket seems to be purely about entertainment and nothing else.


    PakPassion.net: Whist you say batting standards around the world are in decline, India continues to produce wonderful batting talent. Why is that?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    The difference between India and the rest of the world is the fact that they have always had great batsmen and strength in depth when it came to batting. Having said that, I do feel that at the moment their batting standards are not as high as they used to be. Whereas before, their top 6 in Test cricket would all have been world-class opponents, highly respected and highly talented cricketers, what you might find now is that just 2 or 3 of their top 6 would be considered world-class, and certainly not at the level they once were. Virat Kohli is the stand-out performer for them in all formats and Rohit Sharma is great in white-ball formats, but apart from these two I donít think there are any outstanding batsmen in the Indian line-up.




    PakPassion.net: Do you think Test cricket is under threat from the shorter formats?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    Absolutely. Whereas Tests in the olden days used to be a crucial part of the cricketing calendar, most countries now look at Test cricket almost as an afterthought. There are only a few countries like India, New Zealand, England and Australia who are taking Test cricket seriously. What you tend to find nowadays is that white-ball formats are the money-spinners and the priority for many countries with a Test or two thrown in to make up the numbers. In my opinion cricket in today's world is all about money and this is a serious concern, especially when it comes to the future of Test cricket.


    PakPassion.net: Why is Pakistan struggling to produce high-quality and reliable opening batsmen for the Test format?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    Iíve been in the system now for 8 or 9 months in my role with the Pakistan Cricket Board. But even in this role itís impossible to work with all of the players who need working with. Iíve been watching some of the domestic action, some of the T20 domestic matches, Under-19 cricket and some Grade II matches and undoubtedly from what I can see, there is work to be done regarding opening batsmen at all of these levels. But what is very important is to note that the key to producing top-quality opening batsmen is a strong First-class structure. I look at the example of India and how strong their First-class structure is where their Ranji Trophy produces some wonderful batsmen. Itís also pertinent to mention here that most of the Indian batsmen are only brought into the Indian Premier League if they have done well in the Ranji Trophy. They donít rely on these talent hunts and drag players in from anywhere and everywhere, instead there is a proper structure where you have to perform in the Ranji Trophy and then that opens doors up for you in other competitions and other formats. And by doing this, you are producing technically sound batsmen who know the basics of batting and can then go on and play and do well in all formats.


    PakPassion.net: Is there a danger that in Pakistan, there is too much importance given to performances in the Pakistan Super League?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    I think thatís something for the selectors to answer really. What I will emphasise though is that First-class cricket has to be the priority and the main criteria for selection, and all countries that are prioritising First-class cricket will always produce good cricketers. Those nations that donít prioritise First-class cricket will struggle to regularly produce world-class cricketers.


    PakPassion.net: Why is Pakistan struggling with its middle-order in white-ball cricket and how can you help to solve this issue?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    Thatís a tough question. From my point of view, the only thing I can do is to work with the batsmen that are sent to me and look at their areas of weakness and where I can try to improve them. I can also work with batsmen at training camps when they are organised such as the recent one where there were 26 players selected to work with the NHPC coaches in Lahore.


    PakPassion.net: Speaking of the 26-player camp at the NHPC, were there any players that particularly impressed you?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    There was a youngster called Mohammad Taha who has been playing Grade II cricket and had a decent season last time around. Heís a 20-year-old left-handed batsman from Karachi. I worked with him for a couple of days, and he showed great improvement in his technique. He had an issue where he was moving across to the off side too soon and I worked on this issue with him. I spoke with him and explained to him that I also had the same issue at times during my career and after 3 days of working with me, there was a vast improvement in this area of his batting which was very pleasing for me as a coach.


    PakPassion.net: Who else have you been working with mainly at the 26-player camp in Lahore?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    Kamran Ghulam had a very good domestic season but we identified some areas of improvement that we have worked upon. In addition, Israrullah and Omair Bin Yousuf have also had some work done on their batting. My ultimate aim is to make these batsmen improve their techniques, so they are ready for the challenges of First-class cricket.

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    PakPassion.net: What is the protocol behind players being sent to you to work with at the NHPC?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    What generally happens is that if a player is struggling with the national team and there are issues with his batting then they are sent to the NHPC. Saqlain Mushtaq initially looks at the issues and discusses them with me and asks me to work on those areas with the player. I work out a plan with the player, discuss the issues with him and then we do some video analysis and identify the areas that need working on. I will then discuss the issues with the player and if he agrees that those are indeed the issues that need working upon, then we commence work upon on those areas.


    PakPassion.net: What are your thoughts on Azam Khan as a batsman?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    I worked with him for a few days during Ramadhan. He was at the NHPC with a view to reducing his weight so he was working mainly with the fitness trainers. From what I have seen of his batting, he clearly enjoys hitting sixes and heís still young. Hitting sixes is important in T20s, but a proper batsman has to look at the match situation first and foremost and also look at what the team needs. Iím sure he will improve but what he needs to do to work on is to analyse the match situation and what his team needs ahead of his own desire to hit big sixes.


    PakPassion.net: There is a lot of hype around Abdullah Shafique at the moment. What are your thoughts on him?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    To be honest, Iíve not seen a lot of Abdullah. He was at the camp, so I saw him briefly but because he has been picked for the national side that means that we donít really see a lot of those players at the NHPC. Also, the white-ball players in the camp have been instructed to play practice matches amongst themselves. What we really need is for him to come to the NHPC and work with us for a month or two during the off-season so that we can have a proper look at his batting and work on a few things. We hardly see some of these players due to them being on national tours and then playing in T20 leagues around the world. We tend to see more of the players who are dropped or who are part of the Test squad.


    PakPassion.net: Haider Ali has struggled of late. Why do you think that is?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    Iíve yet to do any work with Haider Ali, but what Iíd like is for him to spend a period of a week to even 20 days with me at the NHPC because then I can do a proper assessment of his batting and see what he is made of. Of course, tournaments like the PSL are important financially to the boys so itís difficult to remove them from such tournaments to instead work at the NHPC. But itís also important for the players to themselves ask the PCB if they can come to the NHPC when the opportunity and time is there. This is a two-way learning process for both the players and for the coaches like myself to work with boys like Haider Ali.


    PakPassion.net: You have worked with Saud Shakeel. How highly do you rate him as a batsman?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    I like Saudís batting a lot. In my view, he has a beautiful cover-drive, in fact his cover-drive is one of the best I have ever seen. He is a hard-working cricketer who wants to succeed and has a real desire to do well. He has potential but what he needs is some fine-tuning which is also something that a lot of players need. These are the sort of minor adjustments that I work on with these boys which can make a lot of difference. But at the end of the day, itís all about how much desire these cricketers have to learn and how much hunger they have to succeed, as that is vital to their performance and eventual success.


    PakPassion.net: What is the most important thing that you say to the boys who you are asked to work with at the NHPC?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    I talk about just one thing with all players I coach - Technique, technique and technique. Whenever you are struggling, whenever you are under pressure, it is your technique and technical ability that will get you out of trouble and nothing else will. If you have technique to fall back on, then you can cope with pressure, if you havenít got any technique then you will scratch around and fail 8 times out of 10 when you are under pressure.


    PakPassion.net: What do you say to the cricketers who come to you for advice about your own experiences in cricket?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    My advice to all of them is that no cricketer is ever the finished article and there is always plenty more to learn. If you think you are the complete cricketer, then you will never succeed. I say to them that throughout my career I had highs and lows, good days and bad days, but I always wanted to learn, I always wanted to improve. If you are willing to learn and improve and work hard, then you will go far.


    PakPassion.net: Is Twenty20 cricket spoiling the technique of batsmen?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    It really depends on the individual and what brand of cricket they want to play. I give you the example of Babar Azam who is a technically gifted batsman and who has shown that he can score runs in all three formats. It all depends on the individual and how they want to bat. The fact is that whichever batsman has the right technique, they can succeed in all formats.




    PakPassion.net: Who are the modern-day batsmen that you tell young Pakistani batsmen to learn from?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    I always ask the boys to watch Kane Williamsonís batting. I enjoy watching him bat, his approach and how technically sound he is. He is a fantastic role-model for any young cricketer. He plays the game in the right way and has not compromised on his technique despite playing in T20 leagues and itís quite clear to me that he is someone who pays a lot of attention to and works a lot on the technical side of his batting.


    PakPassion.net: Former Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan recently said that whilst on tour he cannot work on batsmenís technical problems. What are your thoughts on this comment and is that something you encountered as a player?

    Mohammad Yousuf:
    The players Younis Khan is referring to are not with me at the NHPC so I cannot work with them. What I can say with some conviction is that when I played cricket, I made myself available to learn at every opportunity, whether that was whilst I was on international duty, whether that was when I was playing club cricket, or domestic cricket, or when I was at PCB camps. If you are committed to your game, you have to utilise every available opportunity to learn. There are no hard and fast rules regarding improving oneself.


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    Pleasure reading insights from such a talented batsman of his times. I don't know why he was wasted all these years by PCB, without being utilised, but better late than never

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    Quality interview with some great insights.

    FC cricket is the only form of cricket where consistent performances for couple of years so can potentially imply that a player has the right basics. With the right basics you can expand your range to the other formats as well and there are countless examples. However, reverse of it is really difficult and one might see very few examples of successful players across the formats when they were just T20 specialists for several years.

    Also as Yousuf mentioned some of the players need to take the initiative and ownership of their own games to improve. All the great players in the matches might seem gifted but, they usually put in extreme efforts at the back end to look that way in matches. Young players need to realize there is no shortcut and also need to grow themselves out of delusions of natural talent or being gifted, yes some basic raw skills and potential can vary but, at the end you can only shape your cricketing career or anything through practice and focused hardwork. Other than maybe a very few exceptions, case study of anyone successful in any field would result in one conclusion that they all worked extremely hard on their skills and in the right direction.

    These players have the facilities, they just need to give time to their game (For example Haider has now got plenty of days before the next domestic season, he can atleast some to the improvement of his game at NHPC).
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    Great interview. Yousaf seems to be in a very good space at the moment and is enjoying working with the batters. If he could work with u19 batters as well, it will be pretty nice.

    On tour, a batting coach can only provide slight tweaks for batters to adjust better to conditions and make them aware what's it going to be like there. In addition, preparing for a tour should also fall under batting coach of the national team. For that, we would need someone professional who can work with the team without getting insecure about the coaches at NHPC.

    Hopefully his days of continually bashing the team and the coaches is over now.

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    The best part about this is his mention of Kane’s technique. From one player wonderful player of the moving ball to another, this is the perfect benchmark for budding batsmen. And no one better than Yousuf to do groom the players either. Easily the most complete batsman from PAK over the last 20 or so years.

    A middle order comprising of Kane, Yousuf and Zareef battling it out in ENG would be a treat to watch.

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    Got to see yousuf complementing saud on his cover drive.

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    Old school logic and one that still is relevant and works.

    He's spot on about technique, you only have to look at the world's best and see that they have a sound technique and that's why they are successful.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Old school logic and one that still is relevant and works.I

    He's spot on about technique, you only have to look at the world's best and see that they have a sound technique and that's why they are successful.
    They say there is no alternative for experience, I say there is no alternative for technique.

    But beside technique, I believe the player must be mentally very strong and have a learner's mindset.

    Asad Shafiq is a prime example of someone with great technique. However, due to lack of a strong mindset, he couldn't fulfill his potential.

    Babar on the other hand has both: Technically sound and strong mindset.

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    One of the best interviews I've read here. Makes a lot of sense, coming from the stylistically most fluid Pakistani batsman ever, along with Zaheer, and perhaps Majid. I missed the whole Yousuf era, but from what I have seen of him in clips there has been none other like him.
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    Forget batting coach, I personally think heíd make a great CS. Maybe then we wonít see T20 merchants getting picked for Tests.

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    I can only laugh at those who claim that Younis was a better batsman. When the two played together, Younis was almost always in his shadow.

    Yousuf was a brilliant player who deserved to end his career with most runs for Pakistan in both Tests and ODIs as well as the must hundreds.

    All the records were his for the taking but unfortunately his relationship with PCB severed in 2007 when he was ignored for the WT20, which cost him 3-4 years.

    The greatest Pakistani middle-order batsman after Miandad and Inzamam.

    In ODI cricket, I feel that he would done even more had PCB tried him as an opener. For years, they struggled to find a replacement for Saeed Anwar when they could have converted him into an opener.

    He could play the moving ball, he knew how to score big, his timing was excellent, he maintained a healthy SR. He would have been an excellent opener in the mound of someone like Amla.

    Both him and Inzamam tried to shy away from the new ball though, so he has to cop some blame as well.

    Nevertheless, a great player and among the best batsmen in the world from 2002 to 2006.

    A beautiful batsman to watch as well - he had the best late-cut I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anis Shivani View Post
    One of the best interviews I've read here. Makes a lot of sense, coming from the stylistically most fluid Pakistani batsman ever, along with Zaheer, and perhaps Majid. I missed the whole Yousuf era, but from what I have seen of him in clips there has been none other like him.
    He was truly mesmerizing when in flow. That record breaking year he had, you could watch all his innings over and over again. I have truly never seen a batsman so elegantly poised at the crease and that high backlift of his just added to his class.

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    A beautiful batsman to watch as well - he had the best late-cut I have ever seen.
    True. And the cover drive was a thing of beauty. Lovely balance, lazy elegance. Wonderful.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBallZombie View Post
    He was truly mesmerizing when in flow. That record breaking year he had, you could watch all his innings over and over again. I have truly never seen a batsman so elegantly poised at the crease and that high backlift of his just added to his class.
    Yes I don't think there was anyone as beautiful as him to watch in world cricket in the 2000s, and I'm sorry I missed watching it live. I'm familiar with cricket from the 1970s, and Yousuf compares well with the most elegant, stylish, pleasing batsmen of that era. This is what you watch cricket for, that kind of fluid, effortless beauty. Pakistani batsmen today with their herky-jerky plodding manner are difficult to watch. Inzamam had that effortless power, but Yousuf's elegance was of a different order.

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    Yousuf should not be teaching any of the players mentioned in the OP. He is more suited for mentoring emphasizing the importance of technique and mindset to the younger age groups 16- 19yr olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycamore View Post
    Yousuf should not be teaching any of the players mentioned in the OP. He is more suited for mentoring emphasizing the importance of technique and mindset to the younger age groups 16- 19yr olds.
    He works with whoever PCB send to him really. He has no say in who is sent to the NHPC. I agree with your point about working with the younger guys and I think it's correct that he should be spending most of his time working with the Under 19s.



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    I guess, GREATLY IMPROVING the quality, standard and competitiveness of the first class cricket in Pakistan, should be an even bigger priority.

    Right now, at an average, our first class cricket seems to produce one international quality player per decade.
    This is horrendous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anis Shivani View Post
    Yes I don't think there was anyone as beautiful as him to watch in world cricket in the 2000s, and I'm sorry I missed watching it live. I'm familiar with cricket from the 1970s, and Yousuf compares well with the most elegant, stylish, pleasing batsmen of that era. This is what you watch cricket for, that kind of fluid, effortless beauty. Pakistani batsmen today with their herky-jerky plodding manner are difficult to watch. Inzamam had that effortless power, but Yousuf's elegance was of a different order.
    Yousuf and Martyn were the two most elegant batsmen in cricket in the 2000s after the retirement of Mark Waugh, Saeed Anwar and Azharuddin.

    A majestic player to watch when in flow. His batting in England in 2006 was pretty much the highest level of batsmanship you can have against the moving ball.

    It is a complete shame that his career fell off the cliff very soon after the record-breaking year.

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    Williamson is a role-model for any young cricketer: Yousuf

    Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf believes that New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson was a fantastic role-model for any young cricketer, saying the right-handed batsman plays the game in the right way.

    “I always ask the boys to watch Kane Williamson’s batting. I enjoy watching him bat, his approach and how technically sound he is. He is a fantastic role-model for any young cricketer. He plays the game in the right way and has not compromised on his technique despite playing in T20 leagues and it’s quite clear to me that he is someone who pays a lot of attention to and works a lot on the technical side of his batting,” PakPassion.net quoted him as saying.

    To a question of whether Twenty20 cricket was spoiling the technique of batsmen, Yousuf, who represented Pakistan 381 times scoring 17,300 runs, said it depends on the individual and what brand of cricket they want to play.

    https://dailytimes.com.pk/786677/kan...cketer-yousuf/

    https://pakobserver.net/williamson-i...cketer-yousuf/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Yousuf and Martyn were the two most elegant batsmen in cricket in the 2000s after the retirement of Mark Waugh, Saeed Anwar and Azharuddin.

    A majestic player to watch when in flow. His batting in England in 2006 was pretty much the highest level of batsmanship you can have against the moving ball.

    It is a complete shame that his career fell off the cliff very soon after the record-breaking year.
    Had the PCB not decided to end Yousaf's career in 2010 and allowed him to play till 2015. I have no doubt that he would have overtaken Younis as Pakistan's best batsman and would have feasted in the UAE.


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    I look at our current batsmen, the upcoming batsmen and the batsmen being recalled - and it's worrying to say the least to see the same names being recalled, dropped, then recalled. It's a vicious cycle that just doesn't seem to be going away and we are left discussing the same tried and tested names.

    Haider Ali was seen as the next big thing, but he's struggled.

    Pakistan's batting resources in all formats are a huge concern.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I look at our current batsmen, the upcoming batsmen and the batsmen being recalled - and it's worrying to say the least to see the same names being recalled, dropped, then recalled. It's a vicious cycle that just doesn't seem to be going away and we are left discussing the same tried and tested names.

    Haider Ali was seen as the next big thing, but he's struggled.

    Pakistan's batting resources in all formats are a huge concern.
    Sri Lanka is in the same boat now. This is why it is vital to have continuity and patience. Identify the best 5-7 batsmen in the country and back them through thick and skin regardless of win, losses for atleast a year or year and a half but continuous wholesale changes never work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    I look at our current batsmen, the upcoming batsmen and the batsmen being recalled - and it's worrying to say the least to see the same names being recalled, dropped, then recalled. It's a vicious cycle that just doesn't seem to be going away and we are left discussing the same tried and tested names.

    Haider Ali was seen as the next big thing, but he's struggled.

    Pakistan's batting resources in all formats are a huge concern.
    I may slightly disagree on this one. I feel we go for the glamour, glitz and spark of PSL / T20Is too early. Instead of these leagues acting as the final garnish on the back of well oiled First Class records, these act as foundation.

    Saudís very early into his career but has shown again the merit of having First Class runs behind him. A Test call up should be on the cards.

    MoYo has already stated he would want FC to be the bedrock of selection criteria. Regardless of whether it is MoYo / Flower / X, who takes the gig, they should be given a say in the selection matters.

    If MoYo is stuck with getting the most out of Abid, Masood, Imran Butt then weíll not get anywhere and another resignation / sacking will be on the cards following the inevitable collapses. Like YK, heís already made clear what he thinks the selection criteria should be and it would be terribly unfair to MoYo to not get a fair chance to hone his pick of aspirants (regional scouts etc. should have a say, of course).

    If heís said that he does not get to pick to NHPC then this too must be corrected.

    You can only extract so much from an existing pool - something has to give.

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    And then after few months , when they lose with these oldies ;;
    Our domestic system is outdated, PSL should be the basis for selection

    Our problem is except for very rare , our ex cricketers are our problem; they bring all their egos, and politics in system and then , try to abuse our players by creating very toxic environmements

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    Absolutely

    Domestic performances ko izzat dau! Regional politics and nepotism have ruined the game.

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    Wasim Khan when asked by PakPassion.net about MoYo as a possible Batting Coach for Pakistan after resignation of Younis Khan:

    PakPassion.net: I guess there’s a ready-made replacement for Younis Khan, in Mohammad Yousuf?

    Wasim Khan: We just have to look at what’s required moving forward for this specific role and we aren’t going to rush into any decisions yet. Mohammad Yousuf is doing an excellent job at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC) and the feedback we are getting about his work there is exceptional. But we just have to work out what the dynamics look like and come to a good decision in this regard.


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    Let Yousaf remain at the NHPC. He is best used there.

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    From his interview he comes across as a intelligent and knowledgeable man, Iíd rather have him as coach then Misbah, at least Yousaf was an aggressive batsmen!

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    This is my personal.opionion i think he was the most technical.and elegant batsman pakistan has ever produced.

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    The Indian batsmen in England showing the value of a robust First-class structure.



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    I said this once and will say it again , t-20 cricket is destroying cricket as a whole , players are more concerned with playing t-20 leagues earning some money then putting in the hard yards to become great test cricketers.

    If you look at the Indian players, they are only allowed to play in the IPL and must take part in domestic cricket.

    Also before anyone mentions all the crowds t-20 cricket is bringing into stadiums, whatís the point when the product will eventually become so poor ?

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    https://arysports.tv/mohammad-yousuf...d-19-positive/

    Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has tested positive for COVID-19, ARY Sports reported.

    Yousuf, who works at National High-Performance Center (NHPC) as batting, will not oversee preparations of the Pakistan T20I squad now for New Zealand series after suffering from the virus. Coordinator NHPC Umer Rashid will serve Yousuf’s duties now.

    Yousuf revealed that his health began to deteriorate from Saturday but now he is feeling better. ” I am in complete isolation. Everyone in the house is fine. I appeal to fans for my speedy recovery.

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