Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star.
Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star.
"I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player and we have lot of respect for him," Khan told the "Express" newspaper.
Younis lashed out at the national selectors and PCB after being dropped for the ODI series against Australia and said if a 36-year old couldn't be in the future plans of the national selectors than should he shoot himself.
He also offered to step aside from the Test side challenging the selectors to build a new team in six months time to be held accountable.
"Such statements are not worthy coming from Younis given his stature. We have sent him a letter asking him to be careful in future and we expect him to understand the situation which does no good for the image of Pakistan cricket," Khan said.
"But we have no intentions to take any disciplinary action against him and we hope he will settle down now. I have plans to meet him in future so that I can hear him out and see what grievances he has but for the moment the selectors have finalized the team for the ODI series against Australia," he added.
The PCB chief dismissed reports that Younis had been sidelined from the ODI side because of the incident in 2006 when he refused to lead the Pakistan team in the Champions Trophy in India after a tiff with Shaharyar Khan (who was than Chairman) over a minor issue.
"That incident has nothing to do with the team selection and after that happened myself and Younis sorted out things and it was over. There is no question of Younis not being treated with respect he deserves it given his services to Pakistan cricket."