Very strong-minded players, Younis Khan on three genuine Pakistan match-winners

Younis Khan said Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar are very strong-minded players

Younis Khan: “Every player is not as strong-minded as Javed Miandad or Shahid Afridi or Saeed Anwar”

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Pakistan batting coach Younis Khan said the legendary trio of Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi and Saeed Anwar were very “strong-minded”.

Miandad represented Pakistan in 124 Tests and scored 8,832 runs, which included 23 centuries and 43 fifties, at an average of 52.57.

He also accumulated 7,381 runs in 233 ODIs, which included eight hundreds and 50 half-centuries, at an average of 41.70.

Anwar represented Pakistan in 55 Tests and accumulated 4,052 runs, which included 11 hundreds and 25 fifties, at an average of 45.52.

He also featured in 247 ODIs, where he scored 8,824 runs, which included 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries, at an average of 39.21.

As for Afridi, he played 27 Tests and scored 1,716 runs, which included five centuries, at an average of 36.51. He also took 48 wickets at an average of 35.60.

The 41-year-old also appeared in 398 ODIs, amassing 8,064 runs, which included six centuries, at an average of 23.57. As for his bowling, he claimed 395 wickets at an average of 34.51.

He also represented his country in 99 Twenty20 Internationals and accumulated 1,416 runs at an average of 17.92 and 98 wickets at an average of 24.44.

“Every player is not as strong-minded as Javed Miandad or Shahid Afridi or Saeed Anwar, so we should give players chances to perform so that they and [the] management don’t have any doubts in their minds that they didn’t give opportunities,” Younis was quoted as saying by¬†PakPassion.

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