“Laddu Khilaya Hai…”: Wasim Akram Slams Foreign Trainers for Taking Advantage of Pakistan

During the Cricket World Cup 2023, foreign coaches coached Pakistan’s cricket squad virtually exclusively.

The Pakistan cricket team is thinking a lot right now. Following their fifth-place finish in the Cricket World Cup under captain Babar Azam, the national side underwent a number of changes. They have Shaheen Afridi as their T20I captain and Shan Masood as their new Test captain. There is also a new selection panel. In the next days, the Pakistan cricket team’s first assignment will begin in Australia.

During the Cricket World Cup, practically all of Pakistan’s cricket team’s coaches were foreigners. Their coach was Grant Bradburn, and their team director was Mickey Arthur. The bowls coach was Morne Morkel. Wasim Akram, a legend in Pakistan, has taken aim at the foreign trainers. “Our international coaches aren’t always present in Pakistan. They only show up on tours. They don’t make an attempt to travel to the NCA and instruct young athletes or other coaches. They don’t deal with psychological issues or man-management. Wasim Akram stated on Sportskeeda, “Unhone to laddu khilaya hua hai hum sab ko (we are just being fooled).”

Recently, Shan Masood, Pakistan’s new Test captain, was questioned about the possibility of using him as the proverbial “sacrificial lamb” in the event that Pakistan’s Australia Tour is a failure. A reporter asked Shan Masood, “Aapko Qurbani ka bakra banaya jayega (You will be made the sacrificial lamb)?”

First of all, we consider it an opportunity. In situations where you haven’t done anything in your past, you have the chance to attempt and make a difference. At a news conference, Shan Masood stated, “We are attempting to get a favourable outcome for Pakistan in this World Test Championship. “In the end, though, being the captain or a member of the team, or even being qurbaani ka bakra (the sacrifice lamb), are all merely positions that exist in the short term. For as long as you are in that position, or seat, you should seize the chance, try to assume responsibility, and give the squad your all.”

Shortly after his team left for a Test series in Australia, Pakistan’s cricket board elevated Test skipper Shan Masood’s contract on Thursday from ‘D’ to ‘B’ category.


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