Karachi, June 09: Pakistan captain Younis Khan finds himself in trouble for his comment that Twenty20 is played just for fun and it would not be a
Younis Khan disaster even if his team fails to make the Super Eights stage of the ongoing World Cup in England.
After the team’s loss to England on Sunday night, Younis went on to say that failing to reaching Super Eights would not be a disaster.
“It would be sad if we don’t make it but I have never attached too much importance to Twenty20 cricket, as it is fun cricket,” Younis said.
His candour, however, failed to impress the Pakistan Cricket Board, which has asked for confirmation and explanation from the management about Younis’ comments.
“The statement has not pleased anyone, including former Test players and critics because it shows a total lack of respect for the feelings of the people and the passion with which they are following the performance of their team in the World Cup,” a board official said.
A former Test player, requesting anonymity, went on to question Younis’ integrity and said, “If he is not interested in playing Twenty20 cricket then why did he go to England in the first place?”