Pakistan’s batting maestro, Younis Khan has urged the critics to criticize the system rather than individuals after U-19 team conceded a humiliating defeat in U-19 World Cup semi-final against India.
Chasing 273 runs, Pakistan bundled out for just 69, losing the game by a huge margin of 203 runs.
As Pakistan lost the game, analyst started pointing out at the difference between the coaches of both the teams. Young Indians are mentored and coached by Rahul Dravid, whereas, Monsoor Rana, who himself did not have a successful playing career.
There are suggestions that a legend like Younis Khan can help the cause if he is given the job to nurture young talent.
However, Younis Khan said that he will welcome the decision, but no one should criticize the coaching staff or especially players, who are young and deserve encouragement, after one defeat.
“I am surprised that when the team wins, no one talks about overcoming the lackings, but when the team loses, everyone goes after them,” said Younis Khan while talking to ARY News.
“In the previous U-19 Asia Cup, India U-19 could not perform well, but no one talked about removing Rahul Dravid and see the difference he has made now,” he quoted the example.
“Imagine if I was with this team and we had suffered a similar defeat, everyone would have criticized me that Younis Khan is taking so much money, he is a legend but he is unable to deliver,” he expressed. “This is where system should be discussed rather than the individuals,” he added.
He also pointed out how people were bashing the national side for losing the ODI series against New Zealand by 5-0, but now everything seems settled down after they won the T20I series.