Yousuf kindles comeback hope
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Karachi, Jun 4: Pakistan former captain Muhammad Yousuf has not ruled himself out of the South Africa series and said he would ponder over the decision of making a comeback to international cricket.
Yousuf, who recently snubbed attempts by captain Shahid Afridi to make him come out of retirement to play in England, said his elders have refused to take a decision on his behalf.
“My elders have said to me that my cricketing future is not a decision they can make on my behalf. It is a decision that I need to make myself,” Yousuf said.
“I am not sure when I will be ready for international cricket. The South Africa series is a possibility and I won’t rule myself out of that series, but of course things are not always that simple. I need to have a long and hard think about things and then come to a decision,” he added.
Pakistan will play a Test and one-day series against South Africa in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in October and November.
Rana Naved and Shoaib Malik’s punishments have been reduced by the PCB following appeals but Yousuf said he doesn’t regret not appealing against his own ban that was imposed by the PCB in March after the Australian tour.
“I have done nothing wrong, I still don’t know why I am being punished like this,” he said.
Yousuf said he was still unsure if he want to sit down and talk with PCB representatives to iron out the differences and recommence his international career.
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