Wasim Akram Reveals Why He Didn


Karachi, 6 October: Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram is furious at how fans insult coaches and players on social media if the team is not doing well. The Pakistani legend understands the passion and emotions, but hurling abuses will do no good and this is one of the reasons why the former bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders did not take up any permanent coaching assignments. Also Read – View| Rawalpindi Express Returns; Shoaib Akhtar bowls at Islamabad club

“I can’t tolerate abuse from anyone and I’m not a fool. I see how people insult the coach/senior on social media if the team is not doing well. I don’t think I have the patience for it, He said during an interview on cricketpakistan.com.pk YouTube channel. Also Read – Umar Gul: Good performance by Pakistan bowlers against ‘strong’ India in T20 WC

“I think we need to consider the fact that everything we say on social media reflects who we are,” he said. Also read- Inzamam-ul-Haq suffered a heart attack, underwent angioplasty in hospital

The former left-arm pacer said that people need to understand that the coach and support staff can only plan, guide and motivate the players, but at the end of the day, the players are on the field. have to perform.

“Sometimes you do well, sometimes you lose. But let me know if we see this kind of extreme backlash or abuse in other countries. Have you seen Ravi Shastri behaving like this on social media? It’s scary to me the way people behave on social media.”

However, the former captain said that being with the Karachi Kings franchise in the Pakistan Super League made him work with most of the players.

“So it’s not like I’m completely cut off from the players. They call me when they want any help or advice and I love contributing to Pakistan cricket.

Akram also dismissed the concerns of left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi.

“I don’t think he will burn, in fact he is getting better. He has the pace, the height and he knows how to swing the ball both ways with the new ball and he is now in his bowling sense, length. Has improved and has got situational awareness. He is a great talent and he will take a lot of wickets for Pakistan.

“As far as rest is concerned, I guess ask him if he wants to rest but we should not try to imitate other countries because our cricketing culture and mindset is different.

“He is not playing much county or other cricket, he only plays for Pakistan so I think the more he plays it will only get better with time.”

(with inputs from PTI)


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