Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed former batsman Mohammad Yousuf as their new batting coach of its National High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore. He is one of the six coaches appointed by PCB to boost their domestic infrastructure.
Yousuf, who is Pakistan’s fourth-highest Test run-getter and the second most run-scorer in ODIs will train the upcoming batters in the country. He will join former spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is already a part of NHPC as spin bowling consultant.
PCB appoints Mohammad Yousuf as batting coach
Mohammad Yousuf seemed extremely excited with the opportunity. The former middle-order batsman cited this as the perfect opportunity to take strides into his coaching career. Yousuf wants to pass onto his sea of knowledge to the youngsters he has acquired over the years playing for his country.
“My ambitions in making a career in coaching is an open secret but it was all about the timing and a proper roadmap for our future cricket in which I could contribute effectively,” Yousuf said in a statement issued by the PCB.
“I believe this is the right time for me to start my second innings as I can sense the intent and optimism in the approach. I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity and I firmly believe I can help young cricketers by transferring my knowledge and experience, which I have acquired after being part of one of the brightest and formidable eras of Pakistan cricket,” he added.
Moreover, another former cricketer Atiq-uz-Zaman and tear away fast bowler Mohammad Zahid will also join Mohammad Yousuf in the NHPC. PCB has also confirmed 36 coaches for the six Cricket Associations, which will feature in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, National T20 Cup, Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament and the National U19 cricket tournament for the 2020-21 domestic season.