LAHORE Pakistans regular cricket captain Younus Khan, who was missing from the scene for the last few days, returned to action Monday but surprisingly as a budding coach. Out of the blue, Younus turned up at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to attend a National Level 1 coaching course that is being conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for aspiring coaches. According to reports, Younus expressed his interest in attending the coaching course after which the PCB gave its green signal. A PCB spokesman said that Younus will attend the proceedings of the course for full five days. The spokesman, however, declined to give any further information. Younus himself was unavailable for comments. The middle-order batsman opted out of the Test tour of New Zealand last month after leading Pakistan to a disappointing 1-2 defeat in the one-day series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. With Younus unavailable, the PCB was forced to continue with senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf as captain of a 16-man Test squad for Australia. Younus, 32, last month indicated he would want to make his comeback on the tour of Australia. However, the selectors wanted Younus to appear in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy to prove his form and fitness. Younus did not take part in the tournament. Just six months back, Younus was on the top of the world after leading Pakistan to a memorable World Twenty20 triumph in England. But after a series of upheavals in the past few months, he finally decided to take a break from international cricket after scoring only 22 runs as Pakistan lost their one-day series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month. Younus, who averages over 53.73 from 63 Tests, is one of Pakistans most successful No. 3 batsmen. Batting at that position, he averages a healthy 60 from 35 Tests since 2004.