“Unhone to laddu khilaya hua hai hum sab ko,” Wasim Akram criticizes foreign coaches and advises Pakistan not to change new management members

The 57-year-old said foreign coaches don't make much effort and don't focus much on other aspects of the game.


“Unhone to laddu khilaya hua hai hum sab ko,” Wasim Akram criticizes foreign coaches and advises Pakistan not to change new management members

Wasim Akram (Image via X)

Wasim Akram expressed his frustration over foreign head coaches in Pakistan cricket and asked the new management to be brave and stick to their decision. Akram wants the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to not change the members very soon.

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Mohammad Hafeez has joined as team director and Wahab Riaz as chief selector with Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal in the team. Salman Butt was picked as consultant to Riaz but due to the 2011 match-fixing scandal, he was removed from the role after criticism from former players and media.

Akram said PCB should give them at least a year to prove themselves. He also cheekily advised them not to hold press conferences. And on foreign coaches, the 57-year-old, on Sportskeeda, said they don’t make much effort and don’t focus much on other aspects of the game. He criticized them for not spending much time with the players.

Our foreign coaches aren't here (in Pakistan) all the time. They only come for tours. They don't make efforts to visit the NCA and coach youngsters or other coaches. They don't focus on man-management and the psychological aspect. Unhone to laddu khilaya hua hai hum sab ko (we are just being fooled).
Akram told Sportskeeda.

Pakistan will play 3 Tests in Australia under new captain

Apart from the new management, Pakistan also changed their captaincy following their poor campaign in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Babar Azam stepped down from the role and Shaheen Afridi became the white-ball skipper while Shan Masood became the Test skipper.

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Wasim Akram
Pakistan Cricket Team (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

The three-match Test series against Australia, starting December 14 will be Masood’s first assignment as Test skipper. The Men in Green will then lock horns with New Zealand for five T20I series from January 12 which will see Afridi handling captaincy duties after appointment for the first time.

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