According to sources, one of the main reasons for Younis Khan’s sudden resignation was a heated exchange with fast bowler, Hasan Ali, during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa. The duo exchanged some strong words before the bowling coach, Waqar Younis, separated them and cooled down the situation.
According to details, the incident took place after Pakistan’s victory in the fourth T20I against South Africa in Centurion. Hasan Ali, who took three wickets in the match and also scored the winning runs, refused to take an ice bath as advised by the fitness trainer, but batting coach, Younis Khan, intervened and insisted Hasan take an ice bath. Hasan refused yet again which led to a clash between the two.
Pakistan’s head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, was unaware of the whole situation at the time. Waqar Younis, on the other hand, was breaking his fast at the time and he only intervened when he heard the things getting out of hand.
Sources revealed that Hasan tried to apologize to Younis later in the evening but the batting coach refused to talk to him, locking himself inside his room. Younis remained reserved and quiet for the rest of the tour and was not on talking terms with Hasan Ali.
Younis was appointed as batting coach in November 2020 for a two-year contract, but just a few months after his appointment, he along with the Pakistan Cricket Board mutually decided to part ways.