Rahul Dravid is the coach of the Indian under-19 and A teams and has been doing his job quite well. Now Rahul’s work is also inspiring Pakistan Cricket Board. According to a report in PTI, Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to hire former players as coaches and managers of the national age group teams. One of the former plays whom they are considering is the former Pakistan team captain Younis Khan who retired last year. PCB wants him to be the coach and manager of Pakistan’s under-19 team. He has also expressed his interest in it.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said, “Australia utilised the services of their top players like Rodney Marsh, Allan Border and Ricky Pointing while India has also given Dravid the responsibility of manning their under-19 players and it has produced good results.” The coaches and managers of the under-19 team of Pakistan have been changed quite frequently and the reason behind it is said to be the below-par performance of the team.
Further, Mani said, “We also need to have classes for our players as they go on to become ambassadors for the country. They will be given grooming and education at the National Cricket Academy. We should have attached our own coaches with foreign coaches just like India did so that they could have also learnt a lot more.”
It is said that PCB is also considering having former cricketer Muhammad Yousuf as the batting coach in Lahore’s National Cricket Academy.