Abu Dhabi: As soon as Younis Khan completed his century in the third one-day match of the Fortune Cup against the West Indies, he took out a note from his pocket and waved it towards the pavilion. It read, "Moti, I miss you."
In a short while, the press-box was flooded with calls enquiring about Moti's identity. Many photographers, who'd caught Khan in action with the note, rushed to the scribes from Pakistan to check if Moti was his wife or his girlfriend.
And as soon as Khan, the man of the match, walked into the press box, he was showered with the same question. To everyone's surprise, he revealed that Moti bhai was their fielding coach. "His name is Mohtashim Rashid, but we call him Moti. He is Test star Haroon Rashid's younger brother. On my way back from Australia I'd assured him that when I score my next century I will mention about him," Khan said. The fielding coach was also curious to know as to how he would mention him. "I told him that I would reveal that only after scoring my century," noted Khan who'd kept the note ready in his pocket.
It was Khan's sixth one-day hundred. "As a senior player, I took up the responsibility and gave my best and got the runs for my team. I am happy that we won the series," he remarked.