Former Zimbabwe Cricketer Tatenda Taibu has applied for Sri Lanka’s fielding coach position. He has experience in cricket for a long time but not in coaching.
As per reports, he has sent six-page CV to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) last month. He was the wicketkeeper-batsman who earned the position of captaincy for the team at the age of 19. He is of short height but his importance in the team was huge.
Taibu made international debut in 2001 but it was shocking to everyone when he announced his retirement in 2005. Tatenda Taibu tried to play for South Africa but he was unsuccessful in gaining the place in the team.
Later he returned to play for Zimbabwe in 2007. Finally, the player announced his retirement in 2012. He has gained coaching level 2 certificate from England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB). Now, Taibu wants to try to teach his skill to others. The former cricketer confirmed the news from London, where he lives now.
“Yes, I am keen to serve Sri Lankans. WKs are mostly neglected when organizations choose a fielding coach. A fielding coach must also be able to cover that specialist position. That’s the first and foremost advantage of being a former keeper”.
“The other advantage is that I can also assist in many other areas for the team. Sidearm, batting, selection and leadership which are other areas I have experience in”.
He played 28 Test matches and scored 1546 runs. In limited-overs format, he played 150 ODIs and 17 T20Is. Taibu was the crucial player for the Zimbabwe team. Though his height is 5.5ft, it never halted his career.
In the CV, he also shares his coaching philosophy. As in the picture, he has mentioned about three Ds are- Dedication, Determination and Discipline. He wants to help the player not only in the technical aspect but also mentally.