Inzamam, Zaheer call for skipper Malik’’s sackJanuary 26th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.26 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket captains Inzamam-ul-Haq and Zaheer Abbas have joined a critics bandwagon that is demanding that incumbent skipper Shoaib Malik be sacked, as he does not have the required skills to lead the national team.
According to reports in Pakistani dailies, the series loss to Sri Lanka has set alarm bells ringing in the cricket establishment.
Former players are asking for Malik’’s head, while youngsters are holding demonstrations.
Former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq felt Malik still has to learn a lot about the art of captaincy.
“Malik clearly needs to learn more about captaincy and handling pressure when the chips were down,” Inzamam said.
He also said the absence of a senior batsmen like Mohammad Yousuf and poor form of Younis Khan has left the batting line-up weak and fragile.
Inzamam also called for the PCB to sack the chief curator who had prepared the pitches for the series.
Former Test captain Zaheer Abbas said the PCB needed to immediately appoint a batting coach for the team.
“Any team can lose a match but not in this manner. Our batting has problems and the team needs a permanent batting coach to help and guide them out all the time,” Zaheer said. (ANI)
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