When contacted Younis declined to comment on Khan's comments made at a press conference in Lahore yesterday but said he was very proud of the way his supporters and fans had always backed him. "I don't want to say anything now. I have said what I had to say. I said what was in my heart. I now just want to focus on the coming series against England," he said.    

Khan said that while he had a lot of respect for Younis and had no personal grouse against him but the board was contemplating some action over his recent statements.    

"If Younis says he was not invited for the PSL it is not correct. If we had made a mistake I would have apologised to him myself. But we are going to sit down with him and talk to him. But we have to think about some action. Moderate or extreme we have to find the right balance," Khan said.    

He said the PCB expected its senior players to behave responsibly. Younis, a veteran of 101 Tests and 264 one-day internationals, has expressed his disappointment at being ignored for the coming series in Zimbabwe and also spoke about being not invited for the PSL logo launch ceremony.    

Younis had been critical about the selectors and board for not being straight with him and also hit out at former captain Wasim Akram for advising him to focus on Test cricket.      Even last year Younis was not happy at being ignored for the one-day matches. Sources close to him say he is irritated because the national selectors had spoken to him and indicated that he play a couple of ODIs but on the condition that he announce his retirement from ODIs after that.    

"He is also unhappy at the fact that it was indicated to him he might have to lead Pakistan in the ODIs in Zimbabwe in the absence of Azhar Ali who was scheduled to perform Haj but then coach Waqar Younis insisted that Azhar make himself available for the matches in Zimbabwe after performing Haj with Asad Shafiq and Sarfaraz Ahmed who are now part of the ODI squad," a source told PTI.     

Chief selector Haroon Rasheed insisted that no injustice had been done with Younis.     

"We have spoken to him during the national T20 championship in Rawalpindi and we asked him about his future plans he in turn questioned us what plans we had. But we told him we have not closed the doors of ODIs for him but will consider him only when there is a need in the team. The selectors are looking at the future and at the 2019 World Cup," Haroon said.

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