‘I was looking forward to receive criticism after batting failure in NZ’ Younis Khan

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Karachi: Pakistan’s batting coach Younis Khan has revealed that he was looking forward to receiving criticism after Pakistan’s batting failure in the series against New Zealand.

Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis was under severe criticism after a poor show by the team in New Zealand, however, batting legend Younis got less judgment on batsmen errors.

“I heard criticism on Waqar and Misbah-ul-Haq but there was no analysis on me. Accountability by critics is a must and I should also be criticised after Pakistan’s batting failure in New Zealand,” Younis told reporters in a virtual presser.

“I wished to appear before PCB’s cricket committee where we could have addressed my faults and have a discussion on the betterment. Critics can judge my performances too, they are welcome to do this,” he added.

Pakistan announced a 20-member preliminary squad for the Test series against South Africa. Nine uncapped players are named with major exclusions from the last series.

Younis has urged media and critics to support and give some time to adjust in Test cricket. “I wish that these players stay with the team for at least 2/3 series. It’s difficult for coaches to when there is so much chopping and changing. We need to give time to the players and don’t let them become part of past,” he emphasized.

Younis is confident that Pakistan will dominate against South Africa as they playing at home. “Pakistan should have an advantage over South Africa because of home conditions. The pitch in Karachi supports both batsman and bowlers,” Younis added.

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