“Pakistani side has the ability to beat India in Champions Trophy as Pakistan has outperformed India in the past as well,” the Dawn quoted Younis as saying.
“Pitches look good and in my opinion, even 400 runs will be easily chased down in the Champions Trophy,” he added.
Although Pakistan have a poor record against India at the ICC tournaments as they lost 10 out of 11 matches at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments, they are ahead of their fierce rivals at the Champions Trophy holding a lead of 2-1.
However, the former Pakistan batting stalwart who recently have said good bye to International cricket, suggested Team Pakistan to focus more on fielding so that they don’t miss a single opportunity.
“In modern cricket, fielding is the key for winning ODIs and T20Is Cricket and Pakistan team must focus on fielding and grab every opportunity,” the former Pakistan skipper said.
In the meantime, Younis thinks Champions Trophy would be great opportunit for the new Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to lead his side well and take the country’s cricket forward.
“It’s a great chance for Sarfraz Ahmed to lead the side well and take Pakistan cricket forward and all will depend on him that how he leads the side,” Younis signed off.