Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq has denied reports that he is in line to take over as the national team’s batting coach after team’s poor show in the recent Champions Trophy in England.
“This time no one from the Pakistan Cricket Board has contacted me as yet regarding the batting coach position. Many people are asking me about this but I’ve had no contact from the PCB,” he said.
Inzamam was, last December, approached by the board to work as a batting consultant with the national team and even worked with the players before they went to India for a one-day series.
“Inzamam was invited to travel with the team to India but declined as he had prior commitments with an Indian channel for the series. The board than asked him to accompany the team to South Africa,” the source recalled.
“Unfortunately the PCB and Inzamam couldn’t reach an agreement so the former captain didn’t travel to South Africa,” he added.
Inzamam said there was no doubt that the national team required the services of a proper batting coach or consultant.
“I would say it should be someone who has lots of experience of playing international pressure games and someone who is respected in Pakistan cricket,” the former captain said.
The stylish batsman also said he was disgusted by the team’s performance in the Champions Trophy.
“We put up a disgraceful show in the tournament although we were expected to make the semi finals,” he noted.
“The players didn’t do justice to their green blazer and fans. It was a huge disappointment and at times difficult to watch. I think a number of players performed well below expectations and some of them did not do justice to the Pakistan shirt during the tournament.”