Makhaya Ntini: Was asked to step down as Zimbabwe bowling coach
Makhaya Ntini was appointed Zimbabwe bowling coach in January 2016.
A day after leaving helm of affair in Zimbabwe cricket, Makhaya Ntini has opened about his time as bowling coach, saying that has rebuffed Zimbabwe Cricket s claims about his resignation. Speaking to Radio 2000, Ntini said that he was asked to step down after players were unhappy with his training methods.
He said: "The honest truth is that I didn't resign. I received a text message from the MD, saying that he would like to talk to me. The first thing that he mentioned, he reminded me that we had a chat about four months ago regarding some of the players' unhappiness. Some of the players and the staff members went to see him and reported that they are not happy with the job I am doing and that the job that I was given was not meant for me."
According to ESPNcricinfo, Ntini was particularly strict on fitness and demanded more from his players.
Speaking of his relation with Zimbabwe, he said: "I don't regret anything about me going to Zimbabwe. When I took a decision of going to Zimbabwe, I knew what was needed," he said. "There is so much to be proud of that I took the decision to go to Zimbabwe and I can tell you now that anywhere Zimbabwe goes and plays, they get respect. You must understand that Zimbabwe can now bowl teams out, to take 20 wickets in a Test match."