Dav Whatmore has upset balance and confidence of Pakistan team: Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan previously served as Pakistan coach as well as national selector © AFP
Karachi: Jun 21, 2012
Pakistan‘s former Test opener Mohsin Khan, who has also served as the team’s chief coach and a selector, feels the team’s recent poor results are due to the flawed choices made by new coach Dav Whatmore.
“Whoever is the chief coach is responsible for how the team performs. I just think that Whatmore has upset the balance and confidence of the team and players by experimenting with the team combinations too early,” Mohsin said on the team’s recent defeats in Sri Lanka.
“When I was incharge there was a level of consistency and stability in team selection and the players responded to this and developed a fighting spirit which was evident when we beat England in the Test series.”
“But now you can see that Whatmore has hurt the team’s progress and balance. It pains me to see the players, who had the fighting spirit and motivation, performing in such a way.”
“Whatmore has disturbed the balance and the team combination with flawed selection and decisions,” he said.
Mohsin was asked to leave his chief selector’s position and take up the chief coach’s slot on temporary basis after Waqar Younis resigned last year in September due to personal reasons.
Though working on interim basis, Mohsin much to the surprise of his critics, proceeded to extract good results from the team against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and then England in a Test series. (PTI)