Younus Khan is back

Younis Khan will strengthen the batting line and add an honest individual to the cricket team.

Hammad Mateen October 22, 2010
PCB finally took a U-turn on a decision which it shouldn’t have made in the first place.

The inclusion of former test skipper Younis Khan in the Pakistan side for the series against South Africa is good news for a team that is surrounded by controversy.

I never thought of Younis Khan as a legendary batsman who graced the game with his presence on the crease. Yet I have always admired the man for his passion for the game and his honesty.  Maybe that’s the only reason he has faced problems, because the system is corrupt to the core.

Nevertheless, his selection for the national side will definitely strengthen the batting line and provide the team with an experienced campaigner. He should prove beneficial, if his skills are utilised properly.

Let’s see how long Younis Khan survives within the system, or how long the system will tolerate a straightforward individual.

Either way, one thing is for sure: Honesty doesn’t go to waste, no matter how long the wait.
Hammad Mateen The author is a mechanical engineer, education management professional and freelance writer working in the social sector, he tweets as @hammadmateen (
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Sachal | 13 years ago | Reply Ummm....Maybe add value to the news in a blog?
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