Former Pakistan quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday confirmed that he’s in discussions with PCB for a plum publish in nation’s cricket set-up which is believed to be chairman of selector’s publish changing Misbah ul Haq. The PCB has plans to eliminated head coach Misbah ul Haq from the chief selector’s place and Akhtar is being thought of for the position. “I can’t deny it. Sure, I’ve had some discussions with the board and I’m enthusiastic about taking part in a serious position in Pakistan cricket. However nothing is determined as but,” Akhtar stated on on Thursday throughout a YouTube present “Cricket Baaz”.
Akhtar’s identify has been doing rounds because the board is severely contemplating relieving head coach, Misbah off his twin accountability and likewise due to its new code of ethics (one other identify of Battle of Curiosity) coverage.
“I reside a really snug life…I performed cricket on my phrases however now I’ve settled down. However I’m prepared to go away this consolation and attempt to put my neck on the road for the PCB..I’m not afraid others give recommendation. I’ll give time if the chance arises,” Akhtar stated.
Akhtar nonetheless refused to expose particulars of his discussions with PCB high bosses.
“Sure there was some discussions. I can reveal solely this a lot however nothing concrete as but. However talks are nonetheless on. I’ve not stated “sure” neither have they (PCB) stated “sure”,” some of the controversial quick bowler of his time stated.
Akhtar additionally stated that if he accepted the chief selector’s job he would in all probability be the primary participant who would turn out to be “greater than the job”.
And nobody is aware of it higher than him. “I do not like saying this however it’s a truth. Look I do not desire a job and I do not want a wage. Folks need jobs they usually come for salaries however I do not want the cash.”
For Akhtar the motivation is to construct a pool of world class gamers who will serve Pakistan cricket for very long time.
“I’m able to get within the line of fireplace. I’ll do it as a result of I need to play a job in making a pool of gamers from the brand new era who play with an aggressive mindset and with out concern of failure.”
Akhtar stated that if he’s entrusted with the job, he desires to create match winners like Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad, who would turn out to be manufacturers on their very own.
“We have to begin having gamers who’ve identical mindset that our greats like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram or Mushtaq Muhammad had.”
“The quick bowlers shouldn’t have muscular gym-toned our bodies however ones which are cricket particular. I need to have 15 gamers who’re manufacturers and stars and this could solely be doable in the event that they really feel safe and might win matches with their performances.”
He stated the principle drawback with the current Pakistan workforce was that it was petrified of shedding and gamers had been insecure.
“This mindset needed to be modified. I consider that If had been with the workforce there was no method we might have misplaced the primary check to England after decreasing them to high 117 for 5…aggression is critical in high cricket.”
“I’ve at all times believed in making robust choices and other people will again you.”
He additionally known as on Misbah to give attention to leaving a legacy in Pakistan cricket as a substitute of worrying in regards to the outcomes on a regular basis.
“Everybody’s profession has to finish someday. As a coach, he has to alter his mindset. Play one other two to 3 Haider Alis.”
Requested about criticism in opposition to him that he’s at all times nitpicking loopholes within the Pakistan workforce and praising the Indian gamers, Akhtar gave a sound reply.
“Inform me what I’m presupposed to say. Virat Kohli is not only a high batsman however has round 70 plus worldwide centuries. He as captain has constructed a formidable tempo unit and they’re successful matches for India. So how can I criticise him for something inform me?”
He stated equally Indian cricket was transferring forward due to their planning and aggressive mindset of gamers.
“Take for instance Jasprit Bumrah. He has improved a lot what do I say about his performances?”
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