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Dhaka, (The Telegraph): Dav Whatmore, Pakistan's new coach, spoke to The Telegraph for around half-an-hour on Tuesday afternoon.
The following are excerpts:
You're back as the coach of a national team after almost five years. What's it like?
I hadn't been away for long and it didn't take me much time to get back into groove...That I'd already spent a number of years as a national coach (twice in Sri Lanka, once in Bangladesh) helped.
So, no nerves at all?
(Grins) Well, I've got to admit there were some nerves, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the boys were very welcoming.
Was it a hard decision to make? Pakistan, after all, has seen a huge turnover of coaches...
The answer is short — no. Yes, teams aren't touring Pakistan at this point in time, but it has such a rich (cricketing) history...These are tough times, but Pakistan continues to 'host' matches, albeit overseas.
What did you tell yourself, a World Cup-winning coach, after signing the contract?
Felt relieved, for the post had
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