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Legendary Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that a lack of patience is responsible for the lack of exciting new batsmen in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Younis, who is the Peshawar Zalmi’s mentor, pointed out that there is no need for batsmen to constantly be aggressive as it usually backfires.
Instead of maintaining an attacking mindset all the time, Younis noted that young players should take a page out of Shane Watson or Umar Akmal’s book in regards to building and pacing their innings.
“I think young batsmen need to be patient,” Younis, who is the only Pakistan player to have scored 10,000 Test runs, was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “They believe that [since] it is a T20, they should just opt to play aggressively and that is not the case.
“It is very important for young batsmen that they should not only practice hitting boundaries, but also practice facing 40-50 deliveries. If they do so, I believe a lot of batting talent can come.”