Pakistan have produced many gifted cricketers and former pacer Wasim Akram is one in every of them.
Akram performed an instrumental position in Pakistan’s maiden ODI World Cup triumph within the 1992 version of the marquee occasion. Nicknamed as ‘Sultan of Swing’, the legendary Pakistani seamer additionally led the Inexperienced staff that made it to the World Cup ultimate in 1999.
Regardless of being such a giant identify in world cricket and a revered determine in Pakistan cricket, Akram has by no means coached the nationwide facet after hanging his boots. Not too long ago, the left-armer revealed the explanation why he isn’t eager to educate the Pakistan cricket staff.
“If you grow to be the coach, it’s essential give a minimum of 200 to 250 days a yr to the staff and that’s a whole lot of work. I don’t suppose I can handle a lot work away from Pakistan, from my household. And as it’s, I spend time with many of the gamers within the PSL, all of them have my quantity they usually hold asking for recommendation,” Akram mentioned on the present ‘Cricket Nook’ for Cricket Pakistan.
“I’m not a idiot. I carry on listening to and seeing on social media how folks misbehave with their coaches and seniors. The coach isn’t the one enjoying. The gamers are the one enjoying. The coach can solely assist with the planning. So, if the staff loses, I don’t suppose the coach is as accountable or accountable as we maintain him as a nation. So, I’m afraid of that as properly, as a result of I can’t tolerate anybody misbehaving with me. And we have gotten like that. I really like the folks, their enthusiasm and keenness for the sport, however not the misbehavior that’s proven on social media. It reveals what we’re. I’ve by no means seen this occur in different international locations,” Akram added.
Misbah-ul-Haq give up his head coach position final month whereas Waqar Younis resigned from the bowling coach place. Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq are the interim coaches in command of the Babar Azam-led squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.