Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt believes Younis Khan’s experience would have been beneficial to the Pakistan Cricket Team ahead of their tours of England and the West Indies. Shockingly, Younis Khan announced his decision to quit his position as batting coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team two days before the departure to England for a three-match T20 and ODI series.
Amidst his decision to quit his post, reports emerged that there was an altercation between Hasan Ali and Younis Khan over an ice bath. Speaking on the issue, Salman Butt said, “See, Younis bhai has plenty of batting experience. He has scored everywhere in the world. In that aspect, they are losing an experienced member… He is a premier batsman from Pakistan’s recent history and is one of the best players that Pakistan produced. His experience would have definitely been beneficial.”
Some media reports suggested that Younis Khan and Hasan Ali got into an altercation during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa. Reportedly, Hasan Ali denied taking an ice bath and the issue got out of hand. However, in a recent interview, Khan, albeit admitting the spat, denied it was the reason behind his decision.
Some other reports also suggested that Younis Khan had asked PCB to join the bio bubble a few days after the others because of the former’s dental treatment in Karachi.
Salman Butt opined that if the Ice Bath incident happens to be true, then it wasn’t Younis Khan’s part to interfere.
“But the reasons that are emerging, if what’s being shown is true, if those issues are with the players, and the players’ group isn’t feeling easy… then God knows what has happened there. Neither Misbah nor the board wants to comment on it. Everything is from the media that there was a fight with a player or there was something with Hasan about an ice bath.”