KARACHI: Pakistan’s highest run-getter in Tests, Younis Khan stated on Monday that head coach Waqar Younis should have been happy with his abrupt retirement from the ODIs.
“If I was the coach and Waqar retired like me, I would be happy that someone at least had the guts to take the decision to retire, when we don’t have this culture in Pakistan,” said Younis.
“So, I would think such a decision would make Waqar happy and I have no regrets over it.”
Younis was critic over Waqar’s policies as a coach and said that the players should be given confidence.
“There shouldn’t be an atmosphere of fear in the dressing room,” said Younus. “When the players are not made to feel secure about their position in the team, how can they perform for the country?”
“I think that person should be coach of the Pakistan team who can keep the players united,” said Younus, adding that one reason for Pakistan’s recent failures was the induction of too many young players and not allowing a combination to settle down.
The right-hand batsman further said that the cricketing world has started to take T20 cricket seriously and Pakistan doesn’t have an upper hand in the format anymore. “There are several teams now capable of beating us in this format,” he said.