Mohammad Yousuf one of the contenders to coach Afghan team


The former Pakistan player and captain Mohammad Yousuf has shown interest in coaching the Afghanistan national cricket team after his former team mate Inzamam-ul-Haq left the post as he was appointed as chief selector of Pakistan cricket team.

According to reports the Afghanistan Cricket Board is on the lookout for a new coach after Inzamam left and they have offered the Yousuf the job if he is willing to accept it. ARY News reported that Mohammad Yousuf has applied for the post of coach for which the Afghan Board is currently accepting applications and the last date of applying is 27th of May.

Mohammad Yousuf, who is currently aged 41 years, played 90 test matches and 288 ODIs for Pakistan where he notched up 7530 runs and 9720 runs respectively. His batting always portrayed elegance and skillful stroke play which was rare sight from batsmen who played alongside him in Pakistan side during his era. He holds the distinguished award of scoring the most runs in a calendar year, in 2006, when he scored 1788 runs including 9 hundreds and broke the 30 year old record of Sir Viv Richards.