Published On: Mon, May 23rd, 2016

Younus Khan supported nation’s army


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Younus Khan, the experienced Pakistani batsman, declared on Monday that the national cricket team will not descent the nation’s army which is at present practicing at Army School of Physical Training in Kakul.

Younus stated in an interview that “Everyone had a lot of worries and queries when the fitness camp was organized for the national team,” Younus further added that “As players, we also had a few queries that will happen at the camp; though, this is my third camp here but still we didn’t know what to expect.”

The 38-year-old afterward continued to clarify what really occurred when they began their camp on 14 May. He continued that “But from the day we came here on May 14, the way the team has progressed has been amazing,” he added “The army has helped us a lot. We were thinking that we will be pushed a lot and we will have to put in a lot of hard work and that did eventually happen but the respect that we received from our trainers was amazing.”

Younus furthermore couldn’t conceal his love for the army’s training administration. He continued by saying that “I am a big fan now of the army’s fitness camp. I wish that I had trained with the army and their trainers during my youth as I would have been in better shape now.”

The right-hand batsman as well declared to bring up shots as “I am saying this from the bottom of my heart that we gained a lot from here. We will now try as best as possible that we don’t let down the Pakistan Army and their trainers. We will try our best to fulfill all the expectations of our fans as players and as a team.”

Though, Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistani T20 captain, confessed the initial some days of the fitness camp were difficult with the army but the players are at the present taking pleasure in it.

Sarfraz further added that “The camp is amazing and we are enjoying it,” he continued “When we came here, the first few days were quite tough but now day by day improvements are becoming visible and the boys are enjoying the camp now.”

The 29-year-old showed gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and army for collaboration and assisting cricketers in perking up their fitness.

Sarfraz added “I think the credit goes to the PCB for organizing this camp which provided the boys with an opportunity to improve their fitness,” he shared “The army staff is doing an amazing job with us. They are working hard with us.”

The wicketkeeper-batsman continued by saying that “I hope that after this camp there will be a lot of improvement in the fitness standards of the players,” he stated as, “We are feeling better than before and I hope we can carry on with the routines that we learnt here which will help us in the future.”


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