Younus to take Afghan batting coach job after retirement

Younus to take Afghan batting coach job after retirement |

KABUL – Legendary Pakistan batsman and former captain Younus Khan, reportedly has agreed to take the opportunity, as per Afghan board claims.

Younus, who is playing his last Test for Pakistan against West Indies, accepted the batting coach job with Afghanistan cricket team, claimed the chairman of the minnow’s board Atif Mashal on Thursday.

In an interview with BBC Urdu, Mashal said that the contract is being finalised and they are considering the demands made by the 39-year-old, as reported Tribune.

“We haven’t reached an agreement but we want to hire the services of the best players for our team,” said Mashal, adding that Younus has said yes to the proposal.

If the contract materialises, Younus will become the fourth Pakistani — after national chief selector Inzamamul Haq, former captain Rashid Latif and former cricketer Kabir Khan — to coach Afghanistan.

“We are looking at our possibilities and his demands,” said Mashal about the agreement.

Amid recent border tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mashal thinks cricket can play a big role in serving as the ice-breaker between the countries.

Afghan board chairman also offered to host Pakistan in Kabul, with a promise to provide ample security to the country.
“I wish Pakistan visits Afghanistan for a series,” he said. “The condition in both countries is the same. However, we can host them in Kabul and provide ample security. We assure them that if they visit us, they’ll receive fool-proof security.”


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