Former Pakistan legendary bowler Wasim Akram has lashed hard at those people who criticize the head coach of Pakistan Cricket Team. Wasim Akram is a living legend but he feels there’s a lot of criticism in Pakistan, especially when the team is failing to perform.
Ever since his retirement in 2003, Akram has turned into a commentator and has also taken up the coaching job at one of the franchises in the Pakistan Super League. Currently, he is the President of Karachi Kings in PSL 2021.
Wasim Akram lashes hard at critics of Pakistan Cricket
During a recent interview with Cricket Pakistan, Akram spoke about taking the job of head coach of the national team and also revealed why he isn’t ready for it. Also, he stressed on the criticism, which the coaches face these days after working for more than 250 days a year for the team.
“If you work for any international team, you will have to give at least 200 to 250 days to that team. And that’s a lot of work. So, I don’t think I can manage so much work, away from Pakistan, away from my family. Anyway, the boys of the Pakistan team are around me during the PSL. They also have my number and they keep asking me,” Akram said during the interview with Cricket Pakistan.
He further revealed that he doesn’t like getting mistreated if he takes up the coaching job for the national team. “Plus, I am not stupid, I keep listening, I keep seeing how people behave badly with the coaches. Win or loss, the coach doesn’t play the game. The coach is only responsible for the planning, the players have to play. If the team loses, we as a nation blame the coach more than he should be blamed for. I am scared of that as well, I don’t like getting mistreated.”
‘Have you ever seen Ravi Shastri facing the heat?’
Pointing out the example of their neighboring nation India and their fans support for the coach Ravi Shastri, he said, “And sadly, we are becoming like that. I get that Pakistan is a country very passionate about the game. I love the passion for the game, but it will be better if they can reduce that bad behavior on social media. Have you ever seen Ravi Shastri facing the heat because the Indian team is performing badly? They also lose, they also win sometimes, it’s all normal. We are like either on the ground or in the sky.”
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