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Waqar Younis slams Sharjeel Khan’s fitness

Waqar Younis slams Sharjeel Khan’s fitness

After serving his ban for involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, Sharjeel Khan was back in competitive cricket. He rejoined the valuable Pakistan Super League (PSL) after getting picked by Karachi Kings. The aggressive batsman failed to register impressive numbers as he mustered only one half-century to score a total of 199 runs at 24.87 in 10 innings.

Apart from this, his fitness remained in the limelight as many believe that the 30-year old cricketer will need to shed a few pounds to don the national jersey. A recent man to become a part of this debate is none other than Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis.

The 48-year old was unhappy over the fitness standard of Sharjeel Khan. Discussing this subject, Waqar said that Sharjeel had ample time to regain fitness before the start of Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 competition. Furthermore, he highlighted that the current coaching panel has zero-tolerance when it comes to fitness. It is important to note that Sharjeel’s fitness was earlier criticized by the head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan.