- Wasim Akram advised patience for new PCB members in a video on X.
- He wished luck to Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, and others in their new roles.
- He urged giving the new team one year and avoiding frequent press conferences.
In a video that he shared on X, the former Twitter platform, former Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram urged the newly elected members of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to honour their choice.
Wasim, who captained Pakistan in the World Cups of 1996 and 1999, wished Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez, and other recently retired cricket players luck as they take on new roles within the national team.
Wasim pleaded with the people in his video to respect their decisions and to give them some time.
“Pakistan team has reached Australia, wish them all the luck, especially to the new boys. By new boys I mean Mohammad Hafeez who joined as Team Director/Head Coach, Wahab [Riaz] as chief selector, Kamran Akmal and others, give them time,” Wasim said in a video on X.
“They are present cricketers, it is their time. Let’s give them one year. And one more advice, please don’t do a press conference every three minutes, stick to your decisions, if you’ve taken a decision, then you should be aware of the consequences, if you’ve a disturbed mind, then the team here would have the same [mind]. So please stick to your decision, be brave.”
The former left-handed bowler may have been alluding to the dismissal of former cricketer Salman Butt, who was fired from his position as head selector two days after being appointed, but he did not specify which decision he was alluding to.
It should be mentioned that the Pakistani team is in Australia right now, getting ready for the much-awaited Test series between the two nations.
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