London: Former Pakistan Test all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has blamed ex-coach Waqar Younis for disharmony and poor results in the national side, according to reports of British media on Monday.
Waqar stepped down from his second stint in charge of Pakistan after the Asian nation’s woeful showing at the recent World Twenty20 tournament in India.
However, he did not go quietly, slamming both T20 captain Shahid Afridi, who has now also left his position, and the selectors.
The former fast bowler said he had told the selectors on many occasions not to keep Afridi in the post as he was passed his best, but they would not listen.
But Razzaq, who played both with and under Waqar during his time in the Pakistan set-up, has made it clear where he feels the finger should be pointed.
It is no secret, and I am witness to this that Waqar never wanted or respected senior players and was never able to treat all players equally and fairly which resulted in disharmony in the team,” he said.
He is responsible for causing insecurity among the players and not being able to give them enough confidence to perform well for the country.
Before this statement, Pakistan cricket team’s head coach Waqar Younis already resigned from his post few weeks after the humiliating exit of the cricket team from the ICC World T20.
I am resigning from my post today with a heavy heart.
He added: I have always served cricket and will continue doing so in the future.
Moreover, he requested to be remembered, “I request that my services be remembered forever.”
The team was highly criticized including the captain and the coach.