Shoaib Akhtar, Rashid Latif offer their services for free to help Pakistan team
Former Pakistan bowling great Shoaib Akhtar and ex-wicketkeeper batsman Rashid Latif offered their services for free in order to help the struggling Pakistan cricket team, after their humiliating T20I series whitewash against Sri Lanka.
The Rawalpindi-Express through his Youtube channel urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to contact him if they required any help. He claimed that he would help the team for free, if PCB needed.
“We want a winning Pakistan. If you [PCB] need any help please feel free to ask. We will provide it and without any pay,” said Akhtar.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 9, 2019
Meanwhile, Rashid Latif was also baffled by the outcome of the T20I series. “Ours was the number -one team. We faced an eighth-ranked second string side which won two matches, than they played a third string side and still won,” Latif said.
The former wicketkeeper claimed that the confidence of skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed had been shattered and urged the wicketkeeper-batsman to rest out some matches to regain his lost confidence.
Latif said that he gave the same advice to wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal whose career spiralled out of control after the Sydney Test.
“The team combination could not be finalised. The players did not gel together. The management is new, when mickey Arthur was there, under him there were four to five players who knew they would be playing. Right now no one knows if they are playing aside from Babar Azam,” he said.
Latif stated that he would reach out to the PCB in order to offer his services to help the struggling Men in Green side.