Shahid Afridi advised former Pakistan greats to follow the footsteps of Rahul Dravid.
After watching the Indian young talents success in the recent past, Shahid Afridi advised former Pakistan greats to follow the footsteps of Rahul Dravid. India’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) director, Rahul Dravid has been phenomenal in nurturing and grooming young Indian talents.
Afridi speaking in the Function in Lahore, advised the former Pakistani cricketers who are involved in nurturing the young players to follow Rahul Dravid. ‘The Wall’ has served as the head coaches of India’s U-19 and India A team.
Former Pakistan skipper said that there is so much to learn from Rahul Dravid. He has invested a lot of hard works in the young talents right from the U-19 level and the players are now successful.
“I think as it is we are facing a shortage of quality talent so what is coming through needs to be groomed properly by our former greats. They can do a lot with these young players,” he said.
Afridi further said that former Pakistan cricket players can groom young guys like Dravid. Inzamam-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Muhammad Yousuf can do a lot of work in shaping the players.
Pakistani bowlers having an issue with the management:
Talking about the Mohammad Amir issue, as he refused to play under the eyes of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis, Afridi said this is the old problem with Pakistan cricket.
“Pakistani bowlers having an issue with the coaches is a long story that begins years ago. My issue with Waqar Younis is well documented. The matter can only be solved when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will open and listen to the problems of the disappointed players.”
Pakistan speedster, Mohammad Amir who announced his retirement recently has said that he will not withdraw his decision till he present management is in the place.
Afridi also advised PCB to resolve the issue with Mohammad Amir as the speedster has a lot to offer to the country.
“The players will have to carry a big heart to become successful in world cricket. All the cricketers must play an aggressive cricket and with full encouragement,” Afridi added.