Shoaib Akhtar gets angry, slams PCB for rude behavior with star player
Islamabad : Shoaib Akhtar blasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday for not taking advice from the senior star players for the betterment of the young cricketers. Talking loudly and angrily on his YouTube channel, he quoted an example of Indian side and said that the BCCI took help from the senior players like Rahul Dravid and the results are favouring them; but in Pakistan the PCB is not interested in taking help from the star players despite their willingness to do it.
"They got India's best middle-order batsman Rahul Dravid for the coaching role in U-19 team. When you get a big guy, you need to pay him well. Here, Younis Khan went to take the job, the PCB offered him a job, and then they are bargaining with him. '15 lakh nahi, 13 lakh le lo' (take Rs 13 lakh and not Rs 15 lakh). He said, 'take it back'. Is that how you treat your stars?"
He also claimed that the Pakistan's U-19 team performance could have been much better if the PCB had taken their help in guiding the young players.
"There is Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, I am here, just ask us. We will help the team. You think if we were a part of U-19 coaching staff, the team would have performed like this?" he said.
"Indian U-19 team was so mature because they have a mature coach. They got India's best middle-order batsman Rahul Dravid for the coaching role in U-19 team," he added.
On Tuesday, the Pakistan U-19 team had to face 10 wicket loss in the semi-final game against India.