Yousuf undergoes fitness test while eyeing return to international cricket

   Apr 25, 12:05 pm

Lahore, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has undergone a fitness test in a bid to make an international comeback, insisting that he can still compete at the highest level.

The 37-year-old played the last of his 90 Tests against England at Lord's in 2010.

Yousuf was not been considered for selection in the last two years because he has not played in domestic matches in Pakistan, but he took part in a workout led by new Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore on Tuesday.

"I have given a fitness test, and now, the result is in the hands of the PCB. I am ready to play for my country and still have enough cricket left in me," Yousuf said.

Yousuf rose from a poor background to become one of the most stylish batsmen Pakistan has ever produced, smashing 1,788 Test runs in 2006 - a world record for a calendar year, The Dawn reports.

His career drifted after the PCB banned him for an indefinite period in March 2010 following the disastrous tour of Australia, which he captained.

The ban was overturned to allow Yousuf to make a comeback on the 2010 England tour, during which Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were charged and eventually jailed for arranging deliberate no-balls for money.

Yousuf, who has played 288 one-day and three Twenty20 internationals, said he has been playing regular cricket and wanted to feature in the English county championship, though a deal with Leicestershire fell through. (ANI)

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