Hasan Ali

Amid speculation over the reason for his resignation as batting coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team, Younis Khan said that spat with fast bowler Hasan Ali did not lead to the decision.

The former Pakistan skipper that what happened between Hasan Ali and him during the South Africa tour was in the heat of the moment, adding that such incidents happen on tours.

The 43-year-old, who played 118 Tests, 265 ODIs and 25 T20Is, also suggested that Hasan Ali’s name should not be dragged in the middle as he is on a national duty currently and the rumour can divert his mind.

“I don’t know how this thing came in media and got hype. It was the heat of the moment and it is normal on tours. I don’t think there is any need to give this issue a hype as Hasan is currently on national duty and this controversy can divert his mind,” he told ARY News.

Younis Khan further revealed that a contract with the PCB does not allow either of the parties to reveal the reason behind his resignation for the next six months. He also pointed out that there were no differences between him and the current team management.

“See, I and PCB had a contract in which it was mentioned that after we part ways, we will not discuss anything on it for the next six months. So, I don’t know whether to disclose the reason behind my resignation but to be very frank, it has nothing to do with the Hasan incident which was leaked despite a contract in place,” he added.

“I really enjoyed working with the team management, there were no differences at all. See, I took up the batting coach post to serve my country again and share my experience with the batters,” he stated.

“I have good relations with Ehsan Mani and Wasim Khan and we often remain in touch on cricket matters. I always try to suggest them on different matters as in the end, it is all about Pakistan’s cricket,” Younis Khan signed off.

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