Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Two-time former head coach of Pakistan Waqar Younis is back in the decision-making capacity for Pakistan cricket as he has been appointed the new bowling coach following the exit of Azhar Mahmood.
The selection of Waqar for the job has been met with skeptical responses from some members of the cricket community given his previous unproductive tenures.
Ex-speedster Shoaib Akhtar has also lent his voice to the doubts cast over Waqar’s future as he advised his former teammate to employ a different method of coaching this time around.
While congratulating the 47-year-old on Twitter, Akhtar pointed out the need for Waqar to think out of the box in order to yield greater success compared to earlier times.
Akhtar himself played under the coaching of Waqar and bid farewell to international cricket following the conclusion of the 2011 World Cup where Pakistan was beaten in the semi-finals by India. Akhtar’s last outing, however, was not a memorable one as he conceded 70 runs in 9 overs in the group stage defeat to New Zealand in the showpiece event.