Waqar Younis not stepping down as Pakistan coach
Karachi: Pakistan's embattled head coach Waqar Younis has made it clear that he has no intentions of stepping down from his post in the wake of the team's abject surrender in the limited over series in Bangladesh.
Waqar told Geo news channel today that everyone has a job to do according to his responsibility. "Whether it is me, the selectors, players or the cricket board everyone has a job to do and take decisions which are best for them," he said.
He was responding to questions about the PCB not being happy with his performance as coach and reports he was contemplating stepping down from the post. "I haven't thought like that and what the PCB does is up to them.
But I know that everyone has to be patient now because we have lost senior players and we have brought in new players. We have a new captain and new combinations so it will take time," he said.
The former fast bowler however admitted he was not expecting the team to be whitewashed in the one-day series by Bangladesh or lose the T20 match. "I knew the series would be tough because Bangladesh have been working on their cricket for years now and they have established players.
But I was not expecting us to perform so badly. But it would be wrong not to give credit to the Bangladesh team for their good cricket," the Pakistan coach said.
The former Test captain has a two-year contract with the cricket board. The PCB announced yesterday that chairman Shaharyar Khan had ordered the cricket committee to hold an inquiry into the reasons for the defeats in Bangladesh.
The PCB said it wanted the cricket committee to investigate the issues of bad selection, players' fitness and performances etc.
Waqar said everyone had a right to his opinion. "But everyone has to understand we have new players and new combinations and we have to give them time to settle down.
It is never easy losing senior players," he added.