KARACHI: Former speedster Wasim Akram sees no better local name who can coach Pakistan’s team after Misbah-ul-Haq resigned.
Speaking in the ARY News show ‘11th Hour‘, Akram said a foreign coach will address issues in the Pakistan team.
“I see no liable local name who can coach Pakistan team. If you see anyone, tell me?” Akram responded to the host Waseem Badami who then recommended Javed Miandad.
“See, Javed Bhai is a good cricket mind but he needs to be aware of modern-day cricket. The game has changed a lot and I don’t think he can adjust here,” he replied.
Meanwhile, former cricketer expressed satisfaction in the Pakistani squad for T20 World Cup. “Apart from a couple of selections, I think this squad is ok. They have given chances to some new players who can be fruitful for the team. Let’s wait and watch,” he said.
“See, everyone here wants their favorite players in the team but you can’t make everyone happy. All the criticism shows how much people love this game but I would say here that please be respectful to your players. Criticism and misbehaving are two different things,” he added.
To a query about his influence in team selection, Akram laughed and said he doesn’t have time for all this. “I have been listening to this for a long time now. Do you really think that I have enough time to deal with all this? Not at all!” he shared.
It must be noted here that the Pakistani squad for T20 World Cup led to immense criticism on chief selector Mohammad Wasim. From cricket fans to former cricketers, nobody saw potential in the selected team to compete in the mega event.