Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail believes that the decision to recall already retired middle-order batsman Mohammad Yousuf just before the ongoing second Test against England has backfired.
Aamir said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) added extra pressure on the team"s struggling batsmen by including Yousuf in the squad so close to the Test.
Pakistan crumbled for just 72, their lowest ever total against England at Edgbaston after winning the toss.
“It was a message to the batsmen that anybody who fails to score will be axed for the third Test. It added more pressure on our batters, who"ve flopped miserably," The News quoted Sohail, as saying according to ANI report.
He further said that Yousuf should have been played in the second Test match.
“If you recall a senior batsman in such a manner than you have to play him. What"s the use of sending Yousuf to England and then leaving him out for the Test. It turned out to counter-productive," he added