Pakistan Cricket Board recently appointed batting legend Younis Khan as the batting coach of Pakistan team for the England tour. His former teammate Misbah ul Haq is head coach of the team that also includes former Pakistan cricketers Waqar Younis and Mushtaq as bowling coach and spin consultants.
Now former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif believes Younis Khan has been appointed in order to prevent head coach-cum-chief selector, Misbahul Haq, from getting the blame in case the Pakistan batting lineup fails.
Pakistan are set to take on England in 3 Tests and as many Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), which will be played in August-September.
“Let me tell you about the politics of cricket. Younis Khan has come as protection for Misbahul Haq. If batting fails and team loses, then blame will go on Younis and not Misbah,” said Latif on CricketBaaz’s YouTube page.
Younis Khan in 2018 had fallout with PCB after batting legend left a level three coaching course abruptly after claiming that he was not provided proper accommodation by the PCB at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
“Younis doesn’t work with anyone unless he trusts them. PCB was responsible for the NCA incident. The board knows how to break someone. They didn’t wanted Younis, so they tried to corner him in order to make him angry,” he added.