Fast bowling coach Zahid eyes great players like Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib.
National High Performance Centre (NHPC), fast-bowling coach Mohammad Zahid wants to see Pakistan producing greats.
Fast bowling coach Zahid eyes great players
He wants Pakistan to have future Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.
He highlighted incredible talent in the country that just needs guidance to produce the right results.
“I see this as a great opportunity to work with fast-bowlers in Pakistan of varying ages and varying levels of experience. I’m really looking forward to the challenge and it gives me a chance to share my experiences, both good and bad with the bowlers that I will be working with,” pakpassion.net quoted him as saying.
Pakistan is blessed with great resources when it comes to the art of fast-bowling, but, this talent needs to be guided to produce the right results and this was exactly what Zahid, who was recently appointed at NHPC in Lahore, was looking forward to doing in his new role.
“There’s an incredible amount of pace-bowling talent in Pakistan, you just have to nurture that talent, guide it and then let it flourish. I’ve always believed that natural flair and ability should be allowed to blossom and not curtailed.”
He said as a coach, you should be there to guide and to get the best out of the players, without overhauling a player’s natural ability.
Rekindled hopes of a resurgence of Pakistan
Whilst the emergence of the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Musa and Mohammad Hasnain has rekindled hopes of a resurgence of Pakistan as a fast-bowling powerhouse, Zahid hopes to play a pivotal role in bringing many more such talented bowlers to the fore.
He says he wants Pakistan producing Wasim Akrams, Waqar Younis’ and Shoaib Akhtars once again.
Zahid says he wants to help Pakistan cricket produce great fast bowlers, the best in the world when it comes to pace-bowling.
He feels that we have not been at the levels of yesteryear when it comes to pace-bowling talent in recent times and that needs to change.”
Zahid, whose international career consisted of just 5 Tests and 11 ODIs, was determined to ensure that the younger players were given the right guidance for better and brighter futures.