LAHORE: Head Coach of Pakistan Waqar Younis on Monday said star leg-spinner Yasir Shah was a key player of Pakistan and his absence would be a great setback for the national cricket team, Aaj News reported.
“Training camp has been disturbed as some players have left the camp to participate in Quaid e Azam Trophy final,” said Younis while talking to media during training camp at the Ghaddafi Stadium.
He said the camp would help unite the players and bring them closer.
On the question regarding Mohammad Amir’s return, he said it was a human nature to make mistakes, however if someone felt regretful and people were ready to exonerate them then we should move on.
Younis said that the returning pacer needed backing of the whole nation. “We should all back Muhammad Amir,” said Waqar.
He compared team with a family and said that hurt him to read internal differences in the newspaper. “Player should think that we are family do not go outside and discuss internal differences and issues.”
On the issue of Umar Akmal, he said, “Deliver first, demand batting position of choice later.”
He said it was not possible to give particular batting slot in T20 or ODI while a fixed batting slot would be possible in test cricket but ODI and T20 were situational game. Batsmen were sent according to situation of the game.