Legendary Pakistani batsman Younis Khan has achieved a lot of things on the cricketing field. However, he has been notorious for infamous brawls and jibes at the Pakistan Cricket Board during his playing career. Younis in a televised interview clearly rejected the idea of having a farewell organized by Pakistan Cricket Board.
He stated that now there is no need of farewell as he quit the game in May this year. In other parts of the world, cricketers are given magnanimous farewells by their respective cricket boards such was with Sachin Tendulkar of India. Younis further spoke that he had received a call from PCB official on receiving a hefty amount on his retirement but he simply refused to go with it due to his relations with the Board for the last 10 years.
Najam Sethi has clearly professed that farewell might take place in order the modern Pakistan greats like Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi. Misbah and Younis looked pretty relieved after Pakistan went on to win their first ever series in the Caribbean. Younis also stated that respect and pride are two most important things for him as person and felt that the Board has not handle the players in the right way. He cited that experiences of many great players who were dropped and discarded in an unceremonious way.
Younis has always been a cricketer who speaks his heart out any on given issue and has been in trouble for that reason. He said that PCB made a bad move when they deducted his salary for the last 45 days as he retired on 14th May and cited the act as sign of no respect for a player who had given so such to Pakistan Cricket.
He stated that Pakistan Cricket Board must change its way of dealing with players. In the past many incidents have occurred such as with current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq in recent times as he was stopped from entering Gadaffi Stadium. Younis said such incidents leave a bad taste and lack of trust still prevails with the Cricket Board from the player’s side. He said administrators have ruled the roost as there was a time when there were no adequate facilities for players in the rooms of National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Pakistan is scheduled to play World XI in a three-match T20 series as all the games will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.