Pak batting needs role models like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli: Yousuf

Comparing Pakistan cricket team to India, Muhammad Yousuf said the former has made the mistake of developing wrong role models and that playing T20s is not the reason for the team's decline.

updated: November 12, 2013 13:39 IST
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Karachi: Former Pakistan captain, Muhammad Yousuf believes the national team is facing batting woes because of absence of any proper role model and blamed skipper Misbah-ul-Haq for the present problems in the side.

Yousuf said sadly at present Pakistan didn't have any batsmen of the caliber present in Indian cricket these days. (Related: How SA thrashed Pak by 117 runs | Scorecard | Pics)

"We don't have any compact batsmen like Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli simply because we have developed wrong role models for our new batsmen and that is now beginning to show," he said. (Also read: Former captains want change in captaincy, coaching)

Yousuf, one of Pakistan's top batsmen, said he idolized greats like Javed Miandad and Inzamam but in the last few years Pakistani youngsters had started following the wrong role models.

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