Wasim Akram revealed why he does not want to become Pakistan's coach!
Former Pakistan captain and fast bowling legend Wasim Akram has opened up on why he does not want to coach the national cricket team. Akram, who won the 1992 World Cup as a player and captained the team in the final of the 1999 ICC World Cup, has coached in the franchise T20 league. He was part of the support staff of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders and has also been associated with several Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises over the years.
Recently in a conversation on the show 'Cricket Corner' on Cricket Pakistan, Akram was asked why he never coached the national team, to which Akram said that he would not be able to give that time which is a full-time job.
Akram said in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, "When you become a coach, you need to give at least 200 to 250 days in a year to the team and that is a lot of work. I don't think I am from Pakistan or else. There is so much I can do with my family. And as I spend time with most of the players in the PSL, they all have my number and they keep asking for advice."
He further added that "I am not a fool. I keep hearing and seeing on social media how people misbehave with their coaches and seniors. The coach is not the one to play. The players are playing. The coach only helps in planning." So, if the team loses, I don't think the coach is as responsible or accountable as we believe him to be."
Akram said, "So, I am scared to even more, because I cannot tolerate anyone mistreating me. I love people, also their enthusiasm and passion for the game, but not the abuse that is shown.".It shows what we are. I have never seen anything like this in other countries."
Misbah-ul-Haq resigned as the head coach of the Pakistan team last month along with Waqar Younis, who resigned as the bowling coach. Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq are the interim coaches of the team for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.