Yousuf said sadly at present Pakistan didn't have any batsmen of the caliber present in Indian cricket these days. (Agencies)
"We don't have any compact batsmen like Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli simply because we have developed wrong role models for our new batsmen and that is now beginning to show," he said.
Yousuf, one of Pakistan's top batsmen, said he idolized greats like Javed Miandad and Inzamam but in the last few years Pakistani youngsters had started following the wrong role models.
"In India they have developed compact and quality batsmen because their youngsters followed proper role models. Plus their selectors and system recognizes and allows their young batsmen to develop and move forward with confidence. I don't think there is any favoritism or bias involved in their system," he added.
Pakistan who lost the one-day series to South Africa by1-4 on Monday after another batting collapse has been facing batting problems for the last few months.
Yousuf also minced no words in attacking captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, blaming him for the present problems.
"He is the wrong example for the other batsmen to follow because technically he himself is suspect against fast bowlers and doesn't have the range of strokes to come and bat higher up the order as captain to play the role of a motivational leader, neither does he have ability for big scores or to finish a match," Yousuf said.
"Misbah has a strange batting technique and he is someone who consumes lot of balls to get going and is yet not capable of playing a impact innings. The selfish nature of his batting is now beginning to show in our other players," Yousuf said.
Yousuf said sadly at present Pakistan didn't have any batsmen of the caliber present in Indian cricket these days.