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Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has stirred up some controversy once again by claiming that he is not being treated fairly by captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis.
To illustrate his point further, Khan pointed out that he would have most likely been dropped had he not scored a series-winning 171 not out against Sri Lanka in the second innings of the third Test in Pallekele.
“I don’t know if I had not scored those  runs in the fourth innings of the third test in Sri Lanka what would have happened,” he said. “Most probably I would have been dropped. But this is not the way to treat senior players they need to be given confidence and I have always played for and given my best for Pakistan.”
Khan is also starting to get sick and tired about not being a regular member of Pakistan’s ODI squad.
“Why can’t I play one-day cricket? What is wrong with me? Am I not fit or good enough? If I had been given a chance in the recent home series against Zimbabwe I would definitely have got runs,” he said. “In the World Cup also I was not sure whether I would play or not. Against South Africa at the last minute I was inducted because of the injury to Haris Sohail I scored 37 valuable runs.
“I have scored runs against every strong opposition so why can’t I play ODIs. I have also gone up and played against any side when others have backed down.”
Khan also made it clear that people should stop comparing him to ul-Haq as they bat at different positions.
“Misbah bats down the order. I go up,” he said. “It is easier to bat down the order because the ball is old. I am more experienced and have played more matches so there is no comparison.”