Published On: Mon, Apr 25th, 2016

Abdul Qadir said coach for team is waste of money

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Abdul Qadir

Abdul Qadir, the previous Pakistan leg-spinner, stated on Sunday that containing a coach for the national cricket team is a squander of money.

Qadir told in an interview that “In cricket, there is no need for a coach,” Qadir further added that “Having a coach is a waste of money and nothing else. The captain is the leader and the main driving force behind everything.”

The ex-spinning great continued by saying that the captain must be the one responsible for the team, thus, he should be organized responsible if the team plays poorly. He stated that “Whenever we lose a series or tournament, the captain, and the coach blame each other for the results,” he further continued as, “To put an end to this practice, it is best the captain is made wholly responsible for everything in the team.”

The 60-year-old shared as well that employing a foreign coach will never resolve issues in Pakistan cricket as it is down to players to turn apex professionals by willpower and strength of mind. He added that “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.”

He further shared that “At the end of the day it is the player’s own personal passion, willpower, determination and hunger to improve his skills and become a top professional which makes him a better player.”

The performer who embodied team Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs also criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee head Najam Sethi and stated that he is not willing to work with the cricket board if he is there. He ended with the words that “”Even if Najam Sethi is on the board for next 10 years I will never have anything to do with the board,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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