new Delhi. Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan has expressed his desire to work with Afghanistan’s newly appointed batting coach Younis Khan. Along with Younis, Umar Gul has also been brought into the set-up as he has been appointed as the bowling coach ahead of the upcoming preparatory camp in the UAE. Both Younis and Gul have served Pakistan cricket for a long time, including being part of the 2009 T20 World Cup winning campaign.
Younis has played 118 Tests, 265 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals for Pakistan and is regarded as one of the best batsmen to have played for his country. He is the only right-handed Pakistani cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 Test runs. He scored 34 centuries and 33 half-centuries in his 17-year Test career. Younis tweeted that he is happy to work with the Afghanistan team as batting coach and recalled conversations about it from 2011. He added that the upcoming preparatory camp in UAE would be the ideal time to work on the talent available.
Younis tweeted, “It has been my great desire to work with the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) as a coach, and discussions have been going on since 2011 during my playing days. Now I feel it is the right time. And the UAE Camp is the perfect opportunity to work with ACB and get to know the upcoming talent more closely.” Rashid Khan, who is currently a part of IPL 2022 in India, will also get a chance to work with Younis once he joins the national team. He revealed that he is looking forward to replying to Younis’ tweet.
Pakhair raghle Younus Bhai looking forward to learn the most for you INSHALLAH
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) April 4, 2022
Rashid tweeted, “Pakhair Raghale Yunus bhai, hope to learn the most from you, Inshallah.” The 25-member Afghanistan team will leave for Abu Dhabi to undergo the UAE citizenship process.
Story first published: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 22:41 [IST]