Yousuf says he wants to comeback to team
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that if the cricket board requests him to play for the team, he will be more than ready to make a comeback into the side. Yousuf had earlier been banned by the PCB indefinitely, and in response, he had announced his retirement from international cricket. >
Shahid Afridi had been handed over the reign of captaincy of all the three formats of the game, but he had quit after playing in only one game at the five-day format. Afridi’s retirement means that there is a clear lack of experience in the middle-order, especially after Salman Butt was brought in as the captain of the side.
Yousuf also said that he was looking to tour UAE with the side in the second half of the year, butgive the change in situation, he wouldn’t think twice before playing for Pakistan against the English side either.
Yousuf said, “I am available any time for my national team. If the team doesn’t need me I stand retired. But if I’m needed, I am ready and available to serve my country. If PCB invites me with respect I will definitely go and join the team.”
The Pakistani side bowled well in the first Test match at Lord’s but struggled with the bat, as Salman Butt was the only player to score a half century. Butt is now the captain of the side.
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