Younis is a modern-day great, says Lloyd


Karachi: Former England Test cricketer David Lloyd believes that Pakistan’s Younis Khan is a “modern world-great”.

Lloyd told Pakpassion.net in an interview that Younis, who recently inspired Pakistan to a memorable Test series against triumph against Sri Lanka, should be counted in the list of great batsmen.

“I think Younis Khan is a modern world-great. You talk about lots of world-class players like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, AB de Villiers, Joe Root, Michael Clarke, but Younis Khan gets passed by a bit, but he’s right up there,” he said.

About Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Llyod commented: “Misbah has been a stabilising influence. He’s a good player who would be a father figure to players. He’s astute, he knows Pakistan and he knows there’s volatility and there will be something happening around the corner that might be untoward and he’s a calming influence.”

Lloyd remembered why he loved touring Pakistan but regretted the fact that a volatile security situation means that not many foreign teams can tour the country.

“I loved touring Pakistan and I wish we could go there again, but it’s not possible. You will have noticed that there were problems when Zimbabwe were there recently and that is a great shame for the people of Pakistan.

“My own recollections of touring Pakistan are nothing but fun and I had a great time. I loved going to the markets in Lahore. There were three markets that I would go to and I’d also go to the Badshahi Mosque which 110,000 people can go in there and they have whispering walls where you can go into the corner and whisper and somebody can hear it seventy metres away.”