NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan international cricketer and legend leg-spinner Abdul Qadir said ”Appointment of coach for Pakistan cricket team is the waste of money” in an interview to Indian channel.
Abdul Qadir gave his point that “In cricket, there is no need for a coach” while giving an interview to the agency Press Trust of India. He said “Having a coach is a waste of money and nothing else. The captain is the leader and the main driving force behind everything.”
Former chief selector says that the captain of the team should be the one in charge of the team, so he should be held questionable if the team performs poorly in matches.
Whenever we lose a series or tournament, the captain, and the coach blame each other for the results, To put an end to this practice, it is best the captain is made wholly responsible for everything in the team.
Legend leg-spinner also gave his view that appointing a non-Pakistani coach will never solve problems in Pakistan cricket team as it is down to players to become top professionals through their will power and determination.
Between 1999 and 2014 we had several foreign coaches and what have they achieved is nothing. The only time we won the 1992 World Cup or the 2009 World T20 title, Intikhab Alam was in charge of the team.
At the end of the day, it is the player’s personal passion, willpower, determination and hunger to improve his skills and become a top professional who makes him a better player.
Abdul Qadir, who served Pakistan cricket team in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs, also said angrily about Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee head Najam Sethi and told that he will not work for Pakistan cricket board until he is there.
Even if Najam Sethi is on the board for next ten years, I will never have anything to do with the PCB