The legendary quick bowler, who can be the bowling coach of Pakistan group was talking within the context of his nation not with the ability to win even one Test match since 1995.
“I am not trying to take away any credit from India, they played well and they are a very good side. But yes at the same time when they won in Australia, there is no doubt that Australian cricket was going through a turmoil and there were problems in their dressing room. And they were without Steve Smith and David Warner,” Waqar mentioned throughout a video convention.
Waqar himself will not be positive as to what has been the rationale behind Pakistan’s failure Down Under.
“I really don’t know why we have not won Tests their all these years. At times, we went there with top bowling attacks yet lost. To me it was a case of when the bowling worked the batting didn’t put up enough runs or when the batters put up enough runs the bowlers didn’t come through,” Waqar mentioned.
For instance, the tour of 1999, when the bowling assault had Waqar himself, the enduring Wasim Akram, fiery Shoaib Akhtar, together with all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and wily Saqlain Mushtaq however but they misplaced 0-3. But at similar time he identified that in Tests, India had additionally usually struggled in Australia till 2018.
“You have to keep in mind that Australia is never an easy place to tour for any side. Look at the recent tour by New Zealand they are a top side and they lost badly. England have lost Ashes in Australia in a one-sided series.”
To a query, Waqar conceded that if because of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns continued and Pakistan could not tour England in June-July it could be a giant loss to Pakistan cricket.
“Misbah-ul-Haq, myself and our support staff we have all been planning for the England team we are not even thinking about the World T20 later in the year. Traditionally, we have always done well in England and that is why the tour is important for us in the way of building our test team.”
Waqar additionally made it clear he had no ego issues working beneath Misbah who’s head coach and chief selector and did not agree with the idea that massive gamers couldn’t be massive coaches due to massive egos.
“No, I don’t think that is right because they are examples of big players becoming successful coaches, for example, Justin Langer, Gary Kirsten, Andy Flower etc.”
He mentioned he had learnt from his previous experiences and had no ego points with anybody. “I am experienced and mature enough to know where my boundaries lie in the team and what is my job so they are no problems.”
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