What is his contribution? Tauseef questions Yousuf's role with Pakistan team

Tauseef questioned Yousuf regarding his role with the national team and questioned where are the players he backed before taking up the role

What is his contribution? Tauseef questions Yousuf's role with Pakistan team PHOTO: FILE

Mohammad Yousuf was appointed as batting coach for the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) earlier this year. However, the former Test batsman has been coaching the national team.

Raising concerns over this, Tauseef said that Mohammad Yousuf should have been helping players at the NHPC instead of helping the national team as that is his primary job.

Tauseef slammed Mohammad Yousuf for being associated with the national side as his task is to help batters at NHPC. He questioned Yousuf to tell where is Asad Shafiq as he used to praise him from the outside.

"Why does every former player in our country want to have a bigger post? Where is Asad Shafique? Mohammad Yousuf used to give an example, but since he became part of the board, he is quiet. I have been hearing that he is becoming a permanent batting coach; I want to ask, what is his contribution? Are middle-order woes solved? He used to say Asad Shafique is technically solid and now he has power, call him back or someone else who is solid in the middle-order, you are required in the academy, not with the team," he added.

On the other hand, he also asked who is working with off-spinner Sajid Khan in the academy as Saqlain Mushtaq is part of the side.

"Where is off-spinner Saqlain Sahab? You are with the side, Is Umar Rasheed correcting his mistakes? I never said he had suspected bowling action but his non-bowling arm is not correct and the way he turns, his front foot landing is not proper. Team management dropped him after a bad performance against Australia, but he could have easily played in Sri Lanka, he should have stayed with the side. Who would be working with him at the academy? No one." he added.

Despite Tausfeef's concerns, Pakistan registered an emphatic victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test match. The victory will go down in history books as Pakistan became the first touring team to successfully chase a 200+ runs target at Galle.

Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique both continued their impressive run and their performances against Sri Lanka helped them secure a place in Wisden's "form" World Test XI alongside the likes of Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson, Daryll Mitchell, and more.