JAMAICA: Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis was proud of his bowlers for fighting till the end in the opening Test against West Indies which they lost by just a wicket.
Speaking to reporters after the first Test defeat, Younis applauded his bowlers for showing fight till the very last moment despite a small target on the scoreboard.
“I feel proud of my bowlers the way they bowled and kept on taking wickets to put pressure on the opponents despite a small total to defend. I must say, they fought till the end to make sure a good performance by their side,” he said.
Younis blamed poor fielding for losing the first contest after taking charge at one stage. “Unfortunately, we dropped few catches at crucial stages which hurt us a lot. And, if you drop chances then you obviously lose,” he shared.
To a query about immense criticism on his coaching, Younis said his performance is watched by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s and nobody else should be worried about it.
“I think PCB is the right authority to question my performance. They are the decision-makers and they know what to do,” he said.
“As long as the criticism is concerned, so I take constructive criticism seriously and work on my weaknesses. I will keep on learning from my experiences,” he concluded.