Kamran Akmal lashes out at Waqar Younis, accuses former coach of damaging Pakistan cricket

New Delhi ,

| 27 Jul 2017 , 11:02 AM
Kamran Akmal - File Photo
Kamran Akmal - File Photo

Pakistan's wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal has criticised fast-bowling great Waqar Younis for playing a detrimental role in Pakistan cricket administration.
Kamran, a veteran of 53 Tests and 157 one-day internationals, blasted Waqar for being an abject failure in his two separate tenures as head coach in 2010-2011 and 2014- 2016.

"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 said on Geo Super Channel last night.

It is the first time that a current Pakistan player has come out and openly criticised Waqar, who was forced to step down as head coach after Pakistan fared poorly in the last World T20 in India.

"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 said.

First Published : Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:56 AM

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