Karachi, Aug 15 : Former Pakistan coach and chief selector Mohsin Khan has opposed Pakistan Cricket Board''s (PCB) decision to ''rest'' Younus Khan for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia that takes place in the UAE, saying Younus was "required" for the ODIs.
"Younus plays fast-bowlers with defiance and that quality will be needed against Australian as pace is their strength. We will require depth in the batting department and Younus was required in the line-up. An experience player has the potential to turn the tide on the opposition," The Express Tribune quoted Mohsin, as saying.
The selection committee dropped Younus from the ODI series after a disappointing year in this format of the game.
Chief selector Iqbal Qasim hoped the break will help the former captain regain his form ahead of tough assignments, but Mohsin said the snub might damage Younus'' confidence.
"You need to show faith in the experienced team members. Younus should have been selected to give him confidence. There is no doubt he is going through a bad patch. But a player of Younus'' calibre can bounce back in tough situations. His track record against tougher oppositions is very good," Mohsin said.
"The selectors must utilise him fully till the time he hangs up his boots. I know Younus- he will retire if he feels he''s finished," he further said. (ANI)