Yousuf believes he still has what it takes to regain his spot on the national team roster
Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has announced that he is desperate to get back into the national team, and noted that he would be playing in a lot of domestic matches in order to show the selectors that he still has the ability to be a huge asset.
Yousuf last represented Pakistan in an ODI against South Africa in November 2010, and was also involved in a team training session at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore earlier this year.
However, the veteran batsman was told that he would have to put up some amazing performances to be considered for selection again.
Yousuf has also been criticised for his lack of fitness in the past, and plans to prove all his critics wrong in the upcoming domestic tournament.
The Express Tribune quoted Yousuf as saying: “I’ll be definitely playing in the President’s Trophy after Eid, but I’m yet to decide for which departmental team. For the time being, I’m working hard at the NCA to keep myself in good shape so that when I go out there I give my best to ensure a quick comeback to national ranks, for now, I’m concentrating on doing well in domestic cricket in order to impress the selectors. As far as doing well in international cricket in concerned, only time would tell.”
Despite being 38-years-old, Yousuf believes age is not a factor that is affecting his comeback, but admitted that it would be hard on his body while playing in international matches since he has spent two years on the sidelines.