Mohammad Yousuf said that Pakistan's bowling order was not chosen correctly for the high octane match on Sunday    AFP
Mohammad Yousuf said that Pakistan’s bowling order was not chosen correctly for the high octane match on Sunday AFP

Karachi: Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf has called for current coach Mickey Arthur‘s sacking post the humiliating defeat in their Champions Trophy encounter on Sunday. The highly anticipated match at Edgbaston proved anti-climactic as Pakistan were thrashed by 124 runs (D/L method). Yousuf said Arthur has not been able to make any positive influence on Pakistan players and thus, the time has come that the country should finally admit why the Men in Green slipped down to number eight in ICC one-day internationals rankings. The 42-year-old said that Pakistan’s bowling order was not chosen correctly for the high octane match against India and was just ridiculous to declare Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali bowlers of same style, as one is a left-arm bowler and the other is right-arm pacer, and both share no similarities, reports DunyaNews. The former Test batsman further opined that it was just shameful and unacceptable for Pakistan to such a heavy defeat from India whom they have beaten on numerous occasions in the past. Sachin Tendulkar better batsman than Virat Kohli, says Mohammad Yousuf

Meanwhile, Yousuf rates legendary Sachin Tendulkar as a better performer than Virat Kohli despite the current India captain s recent astounding form. I don t want to take anything away from Kohli. He is an exceptional talent. But I rate Tendulkar much higher because of the era he played in, against the best teams, fast bowlers and spinners, Yousuf told PTI in an interview. Mohammad Yousuf offered to join as batting consultant at NCA by PCB

Nowadays, the quality of players is not the same as it was say in the 90s and until 2011. After 2011 World Cup the quality has come down. Tendulkar was a world class player and this can be judged by the number of runs and hundreds he scored against strong opposition in all conditions and in all formats, Yousaf said.