Karachi - Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan Monday vowed that the national cricket team, which is currently being trained at Army School of Physical Training in Kakul, would not let down Pakistan Army.

Younus asserted that the Pakistan team would not let down the Army during forthcoming series with England and in future games. “Everyone had a lot of worries and queries when the fitness camp was organised for the national team. As players, we also had a few queries that would happen at the camp; although this is my third camp here yet still we didn’t know what to expect,” he elaborated in a video interview.

The 38-year-old then went on to explain what actually happened when they started their camp on May 14. “But from the day, we came here on May 14, the way the team has progressed has been amazing,” he said. “The Army has helped us a lot. We were thinking that we will be pushed a lot and we will have to put in a lot of hard work and that did eventually happen but the respect that we received from our trainers was amazing.”

Younus also couldn’t hide his love for the Army’s training regime. “I am a big fan now of the Army’s fitness camp. I wish that I had trained with the Army and their trainers during my youth as I would have been in better shape now.”

The right-hand batsman also vowed to deliver results. “I am saying this from the bottom of my heart that we gained a lot from here. We will now try as best as possible that we don’t let down the Pakistan Army and their trainers. We will try our best to fulfill all the expectations of our fans as players and as a team.”

Earlier, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan proved as the fittest players as they have topped the fitness test conducted here at the National Cricket Academy.

However, Pakistan T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitted the first few days of the fitness camp were hard with the Army but the players are now enjoying it. He thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Army for joining hands and helping cricketers in improving their fitness. The wicket-keeper batsman further said he hoped this camp would help the players now and in the future as well.