KARACHI: The stylish former Pakistan batsman Muhammad Yousuf has decided to try his hand at coaching and, for the purpose, approached the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) which is on a hunt for the national team’s head coach after Inzamam-ul-Haq’s departure. While confirming Yousuf’s approach, the chief executive of the ACB, Shafiq Stanakzai said that a suitable candidate would be picked after due process. “Muhammad Yousuf did approach us through his agent, however, nothing can be said with certainty, about his appointment, at the moment as we have been receiving a lot of applications from various countries”, Shafiq Stanakzai said
Muhammad Yousuf, the former captain, is regarded as one of the finest batsmen from Pakistan. He scored 7530 runs in 90 Test and 9720 runs in 288 ODI, for Pakistan, between 1998 and 2010.
“We will gather applications till May 27th and afterwards suitable candidates will be shortlisted for the second phase”, Stanakzai added
Apart from Yousuf, another former Pakistan test cricketer Atiq-uz-Zaman has also applied for the post.
Atiq, 40, played only a single Test match for Pakistan however perused a coaching career in England afterwards. Atiq, a highly qualified coach, has recently worked with the Punjab outfit in the Pakistan Cup domestic one-day tournament. The former wicketkeeper, Atiq, is also associated with Pakistan domestic team, SSGC as head coach.