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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that he was “disappointed at the way” veteran batsman Younis Khan reacted after being dropped for the upcoming ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
After being dropped, Younis lashed out at the PCB and even went as far as saying: “Don’t select me, not even in Tests. I sacrifice my future.”
In addition to that, Younis ruled himself out of the 2015 World Cup and stated that he would not represent Pakistan until after the tournament.
“I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player and we have lot of respect for him,” Khan told the Express. “Such statements are not worthy coming from Younis given his stature. We have sent him a letter asking him to be careful in future and we expect him to understand the situation which does no good for the image of Pakistan cricket.
“But we have no intentions to take any disciplinary action against him and we hope he will settle down now. I have plans to meet him in future so that I can hear him out and see what grievances he has but for the moment the selectors have finalized the team for the ODI series against Australia.”
Shaharyar was also quick to dismiss reports that the board dropped Younis due to the fact that he had refused to lead Pakistan in the Champions Trophy in India in 2006.
“That incident has nothing to do with the team selection and after that happened myself and Younis sorted out things and it was over,” Khan said. “There is no question of Younis not being treated with respect he deserves it given his services to Pakistan cricket.”