Younis not happy with treatment of senior players

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Pakistan's veteran batsman Younis Khan has voiced his displeasure at how the management treats the older players in the team saying he would have been dropped had he not played a match-winning innings against Sri Lanka earlier this month.

The 37 year-old Younis scored a majestic unbeaten 177 against their Asian rivals in Pallekele as Pakistan chased down a record 377 to win the Test and clinch the three-match series two-one.

Younis, who made his debut for the national side 15 years ago, is also just 19 runs short of Javed Miandad's tally of 8 832 Test runs, which is the highest in Pakistan history.

A right-handed batsman, Younis said: "I don't know if I had not scored those 177 runs in the fourth innings of the third test in Sri Lanka what would have happened. Most probably I would have been dropped.

"But this is not the way to treat senior players they need to be given confidence and I have always played for and give my best for Pakistan."

Younis is also dismayed that he has been dropped from the ODI team, insisting that he can still offer a lot in the 50-over format.

He said: "Why can't I play One-Day cricket? What is wrong with me? Am I not fit or good enough? If I had been given a chance in the recent home series against Zimbabwe I would definitely have got runs.

"I have scored runs against every strong opposition so why can't I play ODIs. I have also gone up and played against any side when others have backed down."

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