ICC Champions Trophy: Younis Khan asks people to fulfil promises made to Pakistan players

PTI, Jun, 19 2017

Karachi: Pakistan's run-machine Younis Khan had a curt message for those announcing cash prizes and gifts after the team's triumph at the ICC Champions Trophy: "kindly fulfil the promises you are making".

File photo of Younis Khan. AFP

File photo of Younis Khan. AFP

"When you make promises kindly fulfil them. Just don't do this to get publicity," the just-retired batsman said today.

Younis was on a television channel after the final when it was revealed that Riaz Malik, a famous builder, had announced a plot for opener Fakhar Zaman and cash prizes of one million rupees each and smaller plots for other players.

"It is good players are being rewarded. But I would like to remind Mr Riaz Malik that similar awards were also announced when we won the 2009 World T20 in England. Some of those promises have still not been fulfilled," Younis said.

"I would request Mr Riaz Malik and Bahria Town (projects) to kindly ensure the awards they promise are given to the players," he added.

Younis said announcements of cash prizes, plots or gifts for players should not just remain announcements.

"These players deserve these rewards and they should get them once announced," he said.

Younis, 39, retired from all cricket after becoming Pakistan's first batsman to cross 10,000 runs in Tests.

Younis said he was overjoyed with the Champions Trophy win as it had been achieved with a new team and young players.

"It was so exciting to see our players performing with so much heart. I thought Pakistan psychologically outclassed India," he said.

Published Date: Jun 19, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 19, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115