‘Social media put pressure on selectors for selection’ Younis Khan


KARACHI: Pakistan team’s batting coach Younis Khan opined that players should be selected in the national team following their domestic cricket experience. 

Speaking to reporters, Khan said people talking about certain players on tv channels and social media put pressure on the selectors.

“I have seen a lot of commentators, ex-cricketers talking about certain players on social media. Such things create pressure on the selectors,” he said.

“For me, domestic experience matters. If a player is selected for Tests, he should have enough experience of playing First-Class cricket. Players should be selected on the basis of how much domestic cricket they have played,” he added.

Khan recalled his playing days and said players then were selected on the basis of their domestic experience. “If you look back at our playing days, we had enough domestic cricket on our back. Players then were used to playing Grade II cricket before coming into the national team,” he highlighted.

“That is why today we barely see players like Javed Miandad and other former greats. Because we select players on the basis of their PSL performance or just a few matches. If I was to select the team, I would have gone for players’ domestic experience,” he concluded.


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