The PCB has plans to take away head coach Misbah ul Haq from the chief selector’s place and Akhtar is being thought-about for the function.
“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,” Akhtar mentioned on Thursday throughout a YouTube present “Cricket Baaz”.
Akhtar’s title has been doing rounds because the board is significantly contemplating relieving head coach Misbah off his twin accountability and in addition due to its new code of ethics (one other title of Conflict of Interest) coverage.
“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,” Akhtar mentioned.
Akhtar nonetheless refused to expose particulars of his discussions with PCB prime bosses. “Yes there have been some discussions. I can reveal only this much but nothing concrete as yet. But talks are still on. I have not said “sure” neither have they (PCB) said “sure”,” probably the most controversial quick bowlers of his time mentioned.
Akhtar additionally mentioned that if he accepted the chief selector’s job he would most likely be the primary participant who would grow to be “bigger than the job”. And nobody is aware of it higher than him.
“I do not like saying this however it’s a reality. Look I do not need a job and I do not want a wage. People need jobs they usually come for salaries however I do not want the cash. For Akhtar the motivation is to construct a pool of world class gamers who will serve Pakistan cricket for a very long time.
“I’m able to get within the line of fireplace. I’ll do it as a result of I wish to play a job in making a pool of gamers from the brand new technology who play with an aggressive mindset and with out concern of failure.”
Akhtar mentioned that if he’s entrusted with the job, he desires to create match winners like Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad, who would grow to be manufacturers on their very own.
“We want to begin having gamers who’ve similar mindset 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 are 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 mentioned the primary drawback with the current Pakistan group was that it was terrified of dropping and gamers had been insecure.
“This mindset needed to be modified. I imagine that If I had been with the group there was no approach we’d have misplaced the primary take a look at to England after lowering them to prime 117 for 5…aggression is important in prime cricket.
“I’ve all the time believed in making robust choices and other people will again you.”
He additionally referred to as on Misbah to deal with leaving a legacy in Pakistan cricket as a substitute of worrying in regards to the outcomes on a regular basis. “Everyone’s profession has to finish someday. As a coach, he has to alter his mindset. Play one other two to a few Haider Alis.”
Asked about criticism in opposition to him that he’s all the time nitpicking loopholes within the Pakistan group and praising the Indian gamers, Akhtar gave a sound reply.
“Tell me what I’m speculated to say. Virat Kohli isn’t just a prime batsman however has round 70 plus worldwide centuries. He as captain has constructed a formidable tempo unit and they’re profitable matches for India. So how can I criticise him for something inform me? He mentioned equally Indian cricket was shifting forward due to their planning and aggressive mindset of gamers.
“Take for instance Jasprit Bumrah. He has improved a lot, what do I say about his performances?”
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