The Sultan of Swing, Wasim Akram has criticized former Pakistani players for not applying for the position of head coach.
Wasim Akram along with his former teammate, Ramiz Raja comprised a panel that was given the responsible by the PCB of appointing the new head coach for the national cricket team of Pakistan.
The former skipper for the Men in Green didn’t take name of any cricketer, but, he was most probably pointing out Aaqib Javed and Mohsin Khan, while lashing out on them on a local TV channel.
”What sort of attitude and mindset is this. One former player said I will apply and talk directly to the chairman. When you have such a mindset how can one expect them to work well with the Pakistan team,” said Wasim Akram.
The fast bowling great also said that it would be unfair to expect Mickey Artur to come and do wonders straightaway, he will definitely take some time to settle down things, “One should not expect him to bring about improvement immediately as our team is currently languishing at ninth position in ODI rankings. Even he will require time to turn things around.”
Wasim also advised fans to not to have high expectations from their team in England, he coined the upcoming tour to England as ‘tough’. He further said, “Don’t expect them [England] to prepare flat pitches for our batsmen. The Duke ball will seam and swing on grassy pitches and it will be a real test for our batsmen to negotiate the ball.”
The 49-year old legend showed dissonance with the decision of selection committee of dropping Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds, he said that if players were dropped on pure disciplinary reasons during his playing days, many cricketers of his era would not have played for Pakistan.
”If we drop players on purely disciplinary grounds, than let me tell you many of our era would not have even played for Pakistan including myself,” he went on to say, “I think if a player has a problem, it is the job of the team management and captain to deal with it and get him to perform.”