Saqlain on ‘philosophy’ of hoisting national flag


Interim head coach of the national cricket team, Saqlain Mushtaq, has said that his “philosophy” of hoisting the country’s flag during training sessions had been working “really nicely”.

As the Men in Green gear up to take on West Indies from December 13-22, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday shared a pre-recorded video of Mushtaq explaining his thought process behind the move.

The team will take on West Indies in the first T20I later today at 6pm at Karachi’s National Sta-dium. The former off-spinner said that the team is sure to put its “heart and soul, blood and sweat” when players enter the ground out of “respect” for the flag.

“It is a reminder goal for all of us. And we start our day/practice session, be it fielding, batting or bowling, by keeping this [flag] in front of us.

I think it’s a great reminder and its working really nicely since we started this philosophy,” Mushtaq said.

The interim head coach of the team also ap-pealed to the team’s supporters to pray that the Green Shirts succeed in raising the flag high.

The former Test off-spinner was appointed as the interim head coach only for the New Zealand home series which was cancelled after the visiting team left Pakistan before playing any match. —Agencies


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