‘Good players but coaching requires different mindset’ Amir on Misbah, Waqar


Lahore: Pacer Mohammad Amir has once again lashed out at the national team’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis’s management skills.

The 28-year-old Amir hailed the cricketing career of Misbah and Waqar but reminded them that the coaching requires a different mindset.

“Vicky Bhai (Waqar Younis) was a legendary pacer while Misbah was a great captain but mindset with players while coaching is a different education,” he said while talking to reporters in Lahore.

“It’s not necessary that a good player can be a good coach too,” he added.

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Amir also criticized that if his selection was based on performance, the management would have talked to me.

“Their welcoming gesture was for media only but it’s something else from inside. They should have definitely talked to me but they sidelined me. Things have gone too far and I have no plan to return,” he added.

Amir clarified that he is not bigger than the system and his stance will not change regarding this management.

“I don’t want to waste my time and take place of a deserving candidate in the team. I believe that if a player is not mentally fresh he can’t deliver,” he concluded.

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