KARACHI: Shoaib Akhtar a former Pakistan fast bowler on Thursday confirmed that he is in discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for an important position in country’s cricket set-up which is expected to be chairman of selector’s post replacing Misbah-ul-Haq.
Head Coach will be removed from the chief selectors position as the PCB has decided and Shoaib is being considered for the role.
According to Press Trust of India agency, on Thursday on Thursday during a YouTube show ‘Cricket Baaz’ Shoaib said, “I will not deny it. Yes, I have had some discussions with the Board and I am interested in playing a major role in Pakistan cricket. But nothing is decided as yet.”
Shoaib’s name has been doing adjusts as the PCB is truly considering diminishing lead trainer Misbah off his double obligation and furthermore due to its new code of morals (another name of Conflict of Interest) strategy.
“I live a very comfortable life…I played cricket on my terms but now I have settled down. But I am ready to leave this comfort and try to put my neck on the line for the PCB. I am not afraid others give advice. I will give time if the opportunity arises,” Shoaib said.
Shoaib anyway would not disclose subtleties of his conversations with PCB top managers.
“Yes there has been some discussions. I can reveal only this much but nothing concretes as yet. But talks are still on. I have not said “yes” neither have they (PCB) said “yes”,” Shoaib said.
Shoaib likewise said that in the event that he acknowledged the main selector’s’ work he would presumably be the principal player who might become “greater than the activity”. Also, nobody realizes it superior to him. “I don’’t like saying this but it is a fact. Look I don’’t want a job and I don’t need a salary. People want jobs and they come for salaries but I don’t need the money.”
The motivation for Shoaib is to build a pool of world-class players who will serve Pakistan cricket for long time.
“I am ready to get in the line of fire. I will do it because I want to play a role in creating a pool of players from the new generation who play with an aggressive mindset and without fear of failure.”
Shoaib said that on the off chance that he is endowed with the activity, he needs to make coordinate victors like Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad, who might become brands all alone. “We have to begin having players who have same attitude that our greats like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram or Mushtaq Muhammad had.
“The fast bowlers should not have muscular gym-toned bodies but ones that is cricket specific. I want to have 15 players who are brands and stars and this can only be possible if they feel secure and can win matches with their performances.”
He said the fundamental issue with the current Pakistan group was that it was frightened of losing and players were shaky.
“This mindset had to be changed. I believe that If had been with the team there was no way we would have lost the first test to England after reducing them to top 117 for five…aggression is necessary in top cricket,” Shoaib remarked.
“I have always believed in making tough decisions and people will back you.” He also called on Misbah to focus on leaving a legacy in Pakistan cricket instead of worrying about the results all the time.
“Everyone’s career has to end sometime. As a coach, he [Misbah] has to change his mindset. Play another two to three Haider Alis.”