Ex-coach Mohsin blames Whatmore for disturbing Pak team's 'progress and balance'

Karachi, June 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan has criticised his current counterpart Dav Whatmore, holding him responsible for "hurting the team's progress and balance" and added that the team would have yielded better results if he was allowed to continue.

"The team's progress has suffered immensely. It pains me to see the players, who had the killer instinct, fighting spirit and motivation, performing in such a way. Whatmore has disturbed the balance and the team combination with flawed selection and decisions," The Express Tribune quoted Mohsin, as saying.

Mohsin had an impressive short stint as coach, which included Test-series wins over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and England in the UAE. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided against appointing him on a full-time basis and, instead, chose Dav Whatmore as the head coach.

"I can say with confidence that if I had continued, results would have been better because I know the players. They are not being utilised properly," he added.

"There are some people who jolted Pakistan's ascent by making the unnecessary change. Such people do not serve the country, but only their vested interest. Foreign coaches have never served Pakistan well. Richard Pybus and Bob Woolmer are examples. We won the 1992 World Cup and 2009 World Twenty20 with a local at the helm. The PCB said Whatmore is a professional coach. A teacher doesn't need time to teach students and should get his job done straight away, just like I did," Mohsin further said.

PCB chief Zaka Ashraf said the board repeatedly attempted to contact Mohsin but the former coach never responded. Mohsin, however, said Ashraf was misinformed and misguided by PCB officials.

"Nobody contacted me. There's no issue of communication nowadays. The chairman must take action against these officials," he said. (ANI)


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