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Legendary Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf said big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan needs to know when to hit sixes.
Yousuf made it clear that he is not stopping Azam from playing aggressive cricket, but noted that it is important for him to switch to an attacking mindset “at the right time”.
Azam, who is the son of former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Moin Khan, has been turning heads with a number of strong performances and his big-hitting skills in domestic cricket.
In the Pakistan Cup, he accumulated 186 runs in seven games for Sindh, which included a top score of 69, at an average of 46.50 and a strike-rate of 124.83.
As for the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the 22-year-old scored 98 runs in five matches for the Quetta Gladiators at an average of 19.60 and a strike-rate of 144.11.
“We do not tell him to not try [to] hit sixes but they need to be hit at the right time. If you don’t need them and the team is cruising along then you don’t need to try to hit big,” Yousuf, who is the batting coach at the National High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore, told Cricket Pakistan.