Former Pakistan middle order batsman has spoken on the issue of ball tampering in a recent interview and claimed that it was prevalent in the modern game. He also recalled several instances where it took place and specifically spoke about incidents relating to Faf Du Plessis and Sachin Tendulkar.
In an interview with a Pakistan television channel, Younis Khan said, “Ball tampering happens, people do it in different ways. England and Australia use a gum or a sweet to shine the ball. Du Plessis did it with his zipper and even Sachin was once doing it with his nails but these things weren’t paid much attention to because of the strong cricket boards. If any extreme or obvious tampering is done, it should be stopped so that future generation and the kids know it’s wrong” said Younis in an interview with a Pakistani TV channel.
Younis Khan also spoke about the various allegations of match fixing that had cropped up and brought about a lot of tension in the team. “Regarding Kamran Akmal’s missed chances in Sydney Test, these things happen when players are under so much pressure. If there is any suspicion, why has he come back to the team so often, even recently? If there is evidence against him then it should be brought out in the open otherwise the matter should be left alone,” he said.
It may be recalled here that Younis Khan had recently retired from Test cricket after a long and illustrious career spanning over two decades.