Former Pakistan batsman Atiq-uz-Zaman has revealed some shocking claims regarding Lahore Qalandars team management, head coach Aaqib Javed and former captain of the franchise Brendon Mccullum.
The incidents he mentioned and saw were of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season three because he was the part of the Qalandars team management as the fielding coach.
While giving an interview in a Youtube video, he termed Aaqib Javed as the “worst coach of the century” and the one who doesn’t take responsibility.
“Aaqib Javed is one of the worst coaches of this century according to me. The team was losing matches continuously but he didn’t review any performances and also didn’t plan who will open the innings with the bat or ball,” He said.
“The attitude was of a club level, even when the strategic time out comes, he used to deliver messages via other coaching staff,” He added.
He also accused that Aaqib never asked him to give the sheet in which the analysis was done of the fielders.
“As a fielding coach, my job was to do the analysis of every fielder on a piece of paper but he never asked for the sheet. He might don’t know how to read because it was written in English,” He said.
The wicket-keeper batsman also claimed that former kiwi fast bowler Kyle Mills was hired to act as a messenger of captain McCullum.
“He (McCullum) didn’t attend any of the meetings. Kyle attended those meetings and deliver the message as it looked like he was hired as a messenger of Brendon,”
“Aaqib was doing what McCullum said him to do, he also stopped Kabir Khan, the bowling coach from going to the stadium because he accused that Kabir was supporting the opposition side due to his reaction to a dropped catch of McCullum,” He added.
Atiq concluded that Aaqib also did injustice with the few Pakistani players deliberately and also needed to uncover the whole issue in the media during the competition however didn’t do it to keep up the positive stature of PSL.