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Raja asks 'frustrated' Younus to work on his 'attitude' following brawl with spectator

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Lahore, Feb.22 (ANI): Criticising former captain Younus Khan for an ugly brawl with a spectator during a local T20 match, former Pakistan skipped Rameez Raja has advised Khan to work on his attitude.

Khan had reportedly picked up a fight with a spectator and even dragged him into the dressing room during a Karachi Champions League match after being mobbed by the crowd.

Raja said such incidents happen during local matches and international players should be equipped to handle such events.

"Once Younus decided to play he should have been mentally prepared to face all types of situations because it is not uncommon in Pakistan for spectators to try to mob or pester players during matches at the club level," Raja told a website.

"It was not a pretty sight to see Younus forcibly dragging the young fellow into the dressing room. I don't know why Younus reacted like this or what happened later in the dressing room but there is no doubt that Younus should have shown restraint and he seriously needs to change his attitude and behaviour," he added.

The cricketer-turned-commentator said such incidents would not help Pakistan cricket, which already facing numerous problems.

Commenting on the incident, psychologist Maqbool Babri, who has worked with the Pakistan cricket team in the recent past, said Khan's reaction was nothing but an outburst of his frustration.

"The incident shows how frustrated Younus is at the moment with his cricket career and as a person.

He is a top class player and a very nice individual. I know, since I have had counselling sessions with him, but the last few months have been tough on him," The Daily Times quoted Babri, as saying. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, February 22, 2010, 13:23 [IST]
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