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Pak-India match: Former greats flay decision to send Younus Khan as opener

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team’s management decision to send senior batsman Yousus Khan as opener in the World Cup crucial  match against India was flayed by former cricketers, saying that the decision was devoid of logic and rationale.

The out-of-form batsman was sent to open innings for Pakistan on Sunday at Adelaide which backfired, as the senior player failed to score.

As Pakistan conceded defeat to the arch-rival India, cricket pundits and former cricketers moved the directions of their cannons towards Pakistan team management’s decisions especially of sending Younus Khan as opener.

Former captain and renowned commentator Ramiz Raja said that the decision to send Younus up the order was not a right decision. He said that batsman has never opened innings so sending him to open innings in such a crucial match was not correct.

Former cricketer Amir Sohail lashed out at the team management for resorting to experience in such a crucial match.  A man who had never ever opened innings was send to open in a crucial world cup match which is beyond comprehension.

Another former captain and batting great Javed Miandad also criticized the decision saying that he was unable to understand the “Rocket Science” of the team management to send Younus Khan as opener.