Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram, who did not accept the appointment of a permanent coach with the national team, said he could not tolerate the online abuse that coaches had to endure due to the team’s defeat.
“I can not bear to see anyone misbehave. I’m not stupid. If the team is not functioning properly, I see people misbehaving on social media and insulting coaches / seniors. .
Wasim said he could understand the interest of cricket fans, but he could not understand the bad language and insults used on social media.
“I think we need to think about what we say on social media reflects what it is,” he added.
People need to understand that only a former left-arm fast bowler, coaches and support staff can plan, guide and motivate players, but players must perform on the field at the end of the day.
“Sometimes you do well, sometimes you lose. But tell me if we see such aggressive reaction or misconduct in other countries. Have you seen Ravi Shastri being treated like this on social media? I am very scared of people behaving on social media,” Akram said.
The former captain, however, said he was allowed to work with most of the players as the Karachi Kings were entitled to the Pakistan Super League.
“So I don’t feel completely disconnected from the players. They will call me when they need any help or advice. I want to contribute to Pakistan cricket,” he said.
Akram also dismissed fears of burning left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s anxiety.
“I don’t think he will burn, he’s really coming in well. He knows how to play the ball on both sides with speed, height and new ball. Now he has improved his bowling sense, length and situational awareness. He is a great talent. , “said.
“As far as retirement is concerned, ask him if he wants to retire, but we should not try to copy other countries because our cricket culture and mood are different.
“He doesn’t play much county or other cricket. He only plays for Pakistan, so the more he plays, the more I think he will improve over time.”