Younis Khan wants his son to be a champion squash player

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Karachi, Sep.10 (ANI): They say fathers always want their sons to follow in their footsteps, but Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan does not want to see his son playing cricket for the country.

Instead of pursuing a vastly lucrative career in cricket, Khan wants his son to become a world class squash player.

"I want my son to become a squash champion and once again take our country on the top in that sport," Khan said.

Khan regretted that Pakistan, which once produced several champion squash players like Hashim Khan, Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan, now does not have any squash player to carry forward the legacy of the erstwhile world champions.

"We have won so many laurels in squash in the past and it's a pity that we are no more the champions. I would appeal my countrymen to encourage their children to take up games like squash, hockey and football. As for myself, I would love to see my son become a world champion in squash," The News quoted Khan, as saying.

In an interview with a private television channel, Khan revealed that he also loved football and said 'the global sport' was his favourite.

Khan said he would love to participate in a football match involving both the national cricket and football team.

"It's a great idea and I would love to have cricket and football matches against the national football players as soon as we can get time for it," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 15:59 [IST]
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