Shoaib Akhtar is probably to begin his coaching career with State Bank of Pakistan for the upcoming season, the Dawn has reported. Shoaib has granted to be involved in the role of the head coach and is looking forward an approval from the bank’s sports committee, said the department’s team manager Zaheer-ul-Hassan.
“It will be an enormous bonus for us to have a cricketer of his virtue in the support staff as the head coach. We are acutely happy that Shoaib has articulated his lust to play his role in inspiriting the State Bank cricket team,” Zaheer told the Dawn. “Shoaib has delineated keen enthusiasm when we implored him. At the moment, we are in the process of formalizing the contract details.”
State Bank of Pakistan shrunk off sending shipment from the departmental first-class competition after they refined tenth in the 11-team competition. Zaheer stated that the squad was looking to back up the support staff to better the performances in the coming season.
“Yeah, it was a very close call [to avert relegation] last season,” he said. “At times the whole team was under huge pressure to live through the drop. Had that been the case, it would have been quite tough for us to run the team because a enormous amount is spent each season.”
Shoaib has been treated as one of the fastest bowlers of his time. He played his debut in November 1997 and got retreated after the 2011 World Cup loused up with injuries and flaks. He had shown keen interest in engage in the role of bowling coach in the Pakistan national team, under Dav Whatmore, but such a contract never come to happened.