Yousuf believes he still has what it takes to play cricket for Pakistan again
Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has revealed that he has not given up on his dream of making an international return after being named captain of the Lahore Lions.
Yousuf stated that his aim as captain would be to qualify for next year’s edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20).
“I’m looking forward to do well in the tournament to prove my credentials and lead the Lahore Lions to the best of my abilities to qualify for the next year’s Champions League Twenty20 event,” The Nation quoted Yousuf as saying. “I would try my best to clinch the tournament for Lahore Lions.”
The former Test captain is hoping to earn a spot on the national team for the upcoming tours to India and South Africa and added that he has been training extremely hard over the past couple of months.
“My aim is to return to international cricket by proving my form and fitness,” Yousuf said. ” I can’t say if I’ll be selected for the series against India or South Africa as it’s up to the selection committee and thePakistan Cricket Board.”
The 38-year-old has not played any international cricket for two years and failed to get the green light from national selectors for the past couple of series due to his form and fitness.