Kamran Akmal took a swing at the former coach of Pakistani team Waqar Younis, calling him the reason for a lot of damage of our cricket team. He didn’t just stop there, he went as far as calling him a “failure”.The 35-year-old said Waqar failed as a coach in his two stints with the team in 2010-11 and 2014-16.Last night he was present in a program on Geo sports and this is what he had to say about his former coach:
Waqar bhai was a failure as coach and he caused lot of damage to Pakistan cricket. In his enthusiasm to experiment and sideline established players he put the national team back by two to three years.
Kamran Akmal also questioned Waqar for his planning.
I don’t know but he had issues with some players. He had no plans on how to take Pakistan team forward. An example was when he went to the World Cup 2015 and asked Younis Khan to open the innings or his issues on playing Sarfraz Ahmed late in the tournament.
Kamran pointed out that in Waqar’s tenure Pakistan slipped down the ICC rankings in all formats.
He took six to seven new players to Bangladesh after the World Cup and the result was we lost the one-day and T20 series for the first time to them