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‘I don’t tolerate misbehaviour’: Akram not keen to coach Pakistan

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Wasim Akram

Lahore: Former captain Wasim Akram doesn’t wish to be Pakistan’s coach to avoid facing the negativity that is associated with the job.

Akram also said he is also not willing to stay away from his family due to the demanding nature of the job.

“I am not a fool. I keep on hearing and seeing the way people misbehave with their coaches and seniors. Coach isn’t the one playing. The players do that.

“The coach can only help with planning so if the team loses, I don’t think the coach is not as accountable as we hold him as a nation,” Akram told Cricket Pakistan.

“So I’m afraid of that as well, because I don’t tolerate misbehaviour. And we are becoming that. I love the people… their enthusiasm and passion for the game, but without the misbehaviour that is shown in social media. It shows what we are.”

The 54-year-old became a commentator after retiring in 2004.

He has also worked as a bowling coach for IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), co-owned by Shah Rukh Khan.

He has also worked as bowling coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams Islamabad United and Multan Sultans.

He is presently the current chairman and bowling coach of Karachi Kings.

Akram is Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker with 414 Test wickets and 502 ODI dismissals.

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