In a news conference, Pakistan batting coach Mohammad Yousuf made a comment regarding Mohammad Rizwan that drew a furious response from former captain Shahid Afridi. Yousuf, who was hired as Pakistan’s batting coach in July of this year, was questioned about Rizwan’s difficulties in Test matches and why the wicketkeeper batter persevered despite a spate of poor performances. Being the batting coach, Yousuf was expected to respond to the query about Rizwan’s rest, but the words that came out of his lips caught everyone off guard.

“Dekhiye, main jab se cricket board ke saath aaya hu, and koi 8–10 months mujhe team ke saath huye hain. Har banda apne domain mein reh ke kaam karega, toh ek cheez bohot clear hai. Koi mere mein nahi aayega aur main kisi ke domain mein nahi jaunga. Toh Mera Nayaal Ki Ye Meri Domain Ka Question Hai. Bura mat maniyega, but your domain is not mine. (Since I joined the PCB, it has been approximately two years and around eight to ten months with the group. Every individual works inside his or her realm, that much is apparent. No one else will enter my domain, and I won’t let anybody else enter yours. I don’t believe this issue falls within my purview, however. Please excuse me, but this is not my domain), “During the PC after Day 3 of the second England vs. Pakistan Test in Multan, he had remarked.

In contrast to his stellar performance in T20Is and ODIs, Rizwan hasn’t performed as well in Test matches, scoring only 236 runs in the previous 10 innings. Rizwan has failed to reach a half-century since his unbroken 104 against Australia in March. Afridi was rather surprised by what he learned from Yusuf, a former teammate from Pakistan, and believes that since the Test series has been lost, the management should think about giving Rizwan a little sabbatical and bringing in players like Sarfaraz Ahmed or Shan Masood.

“Where is the batting coach, please? If a batsman fails to perform, Toh Zahir Si Baat Si Mohammad Yousuf Se Puucha Jayega. Yeh toh usi ka domain banta hai, batting coach. Main pehle keh chuka hu ki kisi duusre ladke ko chance de diya jaaye, Rizwan ke baare mein, “Speaking on Samaa TV, Afridi.

“Usko rest zaruur karaya ja sakta hai, main yeh nahi keh raha ki Rizwan ko drop kar diya jaaye. Test series are ongoing. A possibility is presented by the Teesra match in Karachi. Why Sarfaraz instead? Shan Masood deserves a second chance. (I believe he is the batting coach. So it goes without saying that he will be questioned if the players don’t perform. His area of expertise is as a batting coach. And in regards to Rizwan, I’ve previously said that it’s time to perhaps give other guys a chance. While Rizwan is not to be completely dropped, he can certainly be rested. Why not sign someone like Sarfaraz or Shan Masood? You’ve lost the series, and the third Test is in Karachi. ”

For the first time ever, England won back-to-back Test matches in Australia when they overcame Pakistan by 26 runs to secure the series with an unbeatable 2-0 lead. The third Test, which begins on Saturday, December 17, at Karachi’s National Stadium, will be played for pride by Pakistan, which has now lost three straight tests played at home.