Fast bowler Sohail Khan believes he would have been "a great player" if Head Coach Mickey Arthur had trained him 10 years ago.

During an interview with DawnNews on Friday, the pacer said that the head coach has been "tough" with him over the past three years; however, the strict training resulted in an improvement in his performance.

"It is Mickey who has polished me the most," he told DawnNews. "He has taught me how I should work for my comeback.”

He disagreed with Arthur's earlier statement that he was past his prime, saying that his only issue was a lack of fitness which he has overcome.

"My Yoyo test result is 19.1. This is why I made a comeback against the World XI," he said. He further said that there were players of his age in the current squad; therefore, that was not a problem.

In an interview on Thursday, the head coach had said that Sohail was a decade too old.

"If he [Sohail] had performed the way he is performing now 10 years ago, he would have been a great international player now," he told DawnNews, adding that since the squad now has young players in good form, trying to bring Sohail back would be a "waste of time".

Sohail claimed that he has been training to be able to play in all three formats of cricket, since a player cannot stick to one format in contemporary cricket.

"I want to prove myself like Misbahul Haq, Younis Khan, [Mohammad] Hafeez and Shoaib Malik and play longer,” he insisted.