UNS- Former skipper Younis Khan and the batting coach for the national cricket team s upcoming tour of England, said that he will attempt to imitate late Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer’s approach.
Talking to media, in a video conference, the former captain said that he would handle each player individually and, much like the late coach s approach, would help them according to their needs.
Younis said that he looked to establish friendlier ties with the team and coaches should provide comfort to the players.
He said that I am very much inspired by Woolmer’s style of coaching and I will try to adopt the same. He would handle each player according to his stature and abilities. He got everyone to perform for the team.”
Younis said that he will try to be a friend and role model for the players instead of being the person he was in his playing days.
Younis further said that he would work over the players mental strength in order to prep them in tackling pressure situations.
“During my playing days I knew that once players like Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf left I would have to take the burden so I started to prepare myself for such responsibilities and that helped me” he added.
Younis agreed that present circumstances and limited time would pose a new challenge in training the team and expressed confidence over his ability to tackle it successfully.
“I won’t say that I couldn’t do much because I didn’t have much time. If you’re passionate and committed then even two days are enough for you to do something. I am committed and I will do my job”, he said.
He said that he will try to tell the players how to convert fifties into centuries and centuries into double and triple hundred.