Islamabad, Pakistan: Ex-fast bowler and former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar threw his hat into the ring to become Pakistan’s next bowling coach. Pakistan have been hunting for a bowling coach since appointing Australian Dav Whatmore as head coach in March, with former Essex Paceman Ian Pont the leading contender.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set up a three-man committee to find a suitable candidate but so far nothing has been finalised.
Akhtar said that ”I am ready to be the bowling coach for Pakistan. If the PCB contacts me, I am ready to offer my services. It’s an honour to serve the country and it can be done by helping the upcoming bowlers. It will give me a chance to pay back what the country has given me.”
”Both Gul and Brett Lee will be missed in the series. But it will be a good series and bowlers will play a key role in the series,” Akhtar added.
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