Javed Miandad Wants Wasim Akram as Pakistan’s Head Coach
Former Test captain, Javed Miandad has backed another former captain, Wasim Akram to get the role of Pakistan’s Head Coach, citing the reason that foreign coaches don’t have a real interest in players’ development.
The legendary batsman said that Wasim Akram is the ideal choice for Head Coach and that he can fine-tune the players at the national level considering the amount of experience he has, both as a player and as a coach.
He questioned that if the world can learn from our greats, why can’t we bring them in as our own coaches. “The world is availing the expertise of Wasim Akram and our other players as they tell their players practically through demonstrations on how to remove faults and improve performance. Their tips are doing wonders”, Miandad said.
Miandad further added that the foreign coaches take all the credit if the players perform well, but put the blame on players when they perform poorly. If Pakistan doesn’t have competent people, then you can hire foreign coaches.
He was of the view that if PCB wants to hire foreign coaches, they should do it at the district level where they can groom the local talent. However, Pakistan greats shouldn’t be made to work under international coaches at the highest level.