NEW DELHI: Nasim Ashraf does not squirm as he dubs Mohammad Yousuf as the backbone of Pakistani batting line-up and the PCB chairman is optimistic that the run-machine is not yet lost to the lure of Indian Cricket League (ICL). Yousuf’s decision to defect to the cash-rich ICL, even if it jeopardised his career with the national team, rocked the PCB but Ashraf insists he has not given up yet.
“Yes, he has been the backbone of Pakistan batting and we badly need him back to where he belonged. Whether it’s Test or one-dayers, he was one player we could not do away with. And I’m still confident that we would see him in Pakistan colours again,”