Imran Nazir ready to serve as cricket coach

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Islamabad

Former Pakistan opening batsman Imran Nazir wants to improve the power-hitting and fielding of Pakistani players, saying he was ready to serve the country, if offered a coaching role.
“Fielding and power-hitting are two things Pakistan players are not doing the way they should. I get disappointed when I don’t see the right people in charge, who should be teaching these two aspects of the game. I have not seen the same fielding skills as mine in Pakistan team since I left cricket. Since me and Shahid Afridi left, only Sharjeel Khan has come through the circuit as a genuine power-hitter,” cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted him as saying.
“If I am offered a coaching role, I am ready to serve my country. Give me some time with Pakistan team, I will improve their fielding and power-hitting. I am not bragging but I have confidence in my abilities,” he said.
Nazir believes left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir made an emotional decision to retire from cricket and should follow pacer Hasan Ali’s example, in order to make a comeback into the national side.
“If you scold a player’s performance today, they take it personally. I used to get scolded a lot, but you should understand why it is being done. If you will not perform, then you are bound to get criticised. We used to learn from that criticism,” he said.
“Pakistan has invested a lot in Amir. Amir needs to be patient and prove himself on the ground.—APP

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