Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has opened up on a conversation with Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, and interim head coach, Saqlain Mushtaq, where the trio discussed the possibility of bringing in foreign coaches into the dressing room.
Their main goal would be to assist on away tours, something that Babar and co. are keen on improving. The foreign coaches will have a greater understanding of conditions and can certainly shore up the team’s performances on foreign soil.
“During my discussions with Babar, Rizwan, and later Saqlain they all said it would be better to integrate foreign coaches in the national team’s dressing room,” Ramiz said.
Since this ploy worked out for them in the recent T20 World Cup, where they had Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander as batting and bowling consultants, Ramiz is keen on exploring the option a bit further.
Ramiz Raja states players need to work hard in difficult situations without coaches’ help
For their recent series against West Indies and Bangladesh, Pakistan didn’t have any coaches to help them out. When asked about the reasoning behind this strange decision, Ramiz said that the team can reach greater heights if they can find out its potential during challenging situations.
“I believe that a player only attains greatness in a team when he has to work hard in a difficult situation to perform without any support. My thinking is also that you only need regular coaches if you want to have the best dressing room environment and I think we already have that in our team,” Ramiz added.
Pakistan ended 2021 with a 3-0 whitewash of the West Indies in the T20I series before the ODI series was postponed due to covid cases.