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Young batsmen need to be ‘patient’ in order to succeed in T20s: Younis Khan

Former Pakistan captain is disappointed with the lack of quality bating in PSL

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Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan believes that lack of patience is the reason behind paucity of young quality batsmen coming through the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL).  

Khan, who is currently serving as mentor for HBL PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi, is of the opinion that ultra-aggressive approach is hampering the quality aspect of batting among youngsters.

“In my opinion there has been a general trend about lack of quality batsmen coming through PSL, over the course of past three seasons,” said Khan while talking during the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars in Abu Dhabi. “I think young batsmen need to patient rather than just opting to play with an ultra-aggressive approach.”

Khan — who is the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in Test matches — also cited the examples of Zalmi wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal and Quetta Gladiators’ opener Shane Watson.

“They need to learn from the example of Kamran Akmal and Shane Watson on how to build an innings, by taking your time out in the middle and settling down, before looking to accelerate the scoring,” he added.

 After the successful culmination of UAE leg of HBL PSL season four, the action now shits to Karachi, Pakistan for the remaining eight matches of the tournament — with the first match on March 9 between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United.