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Wednesday 25th May 2022 / 23 Shawwal 1443

Wasim Akram support Younis Khan’s appointment as batting coach

LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram has supported Pakistan Cricket Board’s  (PCB) decision to appoint Younis Khan’s as a batting coach for the upcoming England tour.
On a social media website Twitter, Akram expressed excitement and appreciated work ethics of the highest runs getter for Pakistan in Test cricket.
He said, “I am excited to see Younis Khan back in Pakistan cricket. I saw his work ethics while he was working with Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL, he is remarkably fit and passionate”. “I am sure a great player of his caliber will make a huge impact on Pakistan cricket Good luck YK,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the PCB appointed Younis Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed as batting and spin bowling coaches for the Pakistan team, who are set to depart for England next month.
a 42-year-old Pakistani cricketer, Younis had scored 10,099 runs at over 52 in 118 Tests from 2000 to 2017. This included a career-best 313 against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009, which lifted him to the No.1 position in the ICC rankings.
In 16 innings of nine Tests in England, the champion batsman scored 810 runs at over 50 with two centuries (218 at The Oval in 2016 and 173 at Headingley in 2006) and three half-centuries.
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