Pakistan struggling in bowling department, feels Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar Recently voiced his desire to become Pakistan’s next bowling coach. AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Aug 18, 2012

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels Pakistan is struggling in bowling department despite possessing talented bowlers.

Shoaib said,” The current lot of bowlers is good, but not as good as what we are known for in our strong history of fast bowling.

“I always hear that we have talent, but what more important is to hunt that talent. Unfortunately, we are struggling in fast bowling for the last one and half years.”

The former cricketer suggested that it augurs well for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to invite former Pakistan captain Imran Khan to spot new talent.

“I prefer if PCB call Imran Khan at least for one day. That will make a difference. He has that eye to spot the talent and it will be ideal if Imran can take out some time,” Shoaib was quoted by the Indian Express.

Recently Akhtar threw his hat into the ring on Friday to become Pakistan’s next bowling coach.

Pakistan have been hunting for a bowling coach since appointing Australian Dav Whatmore as head coach in March, with former Essex paceman Ian Pont the leading contender.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set up a three-man committee to find a suitable candidate but so far nothing has been finalised.