Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Along with improving their bowling skills, young Pakistani pace bowlers have also been getting tips on maintaining their appearance by a hairdresser at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)-organised training camp.
The ten-day camp, led by legendary paceman Wasim Akram, was set up after concerns were raised over the standard of fast bowlers coming through from the youth ranks, News.com.au reports.
The players, along with lessons on technique and fitness, were also given a lecture by top Pakistani stylist Nabila Ahmed on how to look good off the field, the report further said.
According to Akram, they wanted to tell the players through Ahmed's lecture that it is important to present themselves properly as they are ambassadors of their country.
Joking that his floppy centre-parted hairstyle may have helped him to snare his 414 Test wickets, Akram said that a good hairstyle and good dressing sense add to the confidence of a player, adding that it can also give a boost to the player's confidence
Akram further said that he felt that some of their players are not presentable, for which the camp has brought in the services of the hairdresser.
Since retiring from cricket, Akram has become a familiar presence on Pakistani TV screens, both as a cricket pundit and in advertisements, and he is keen for his young charges to learn from his slick demeanour, the report added. (ANI)