Former Pakistan skipper Moin Khan has held Dav Whatmore responsible for the team’s lacklustre show in South Africa, and asked for the coach’s immediate resignation.
The Green Shirts failed to put up any fight in the Test series against the Proteas, as they faced a shameful 3-0 whitewash. Although a lot of experts believe that the outcome was expected, Moin is not ready to accept any excuses.
He criticised the coach for lack of strategy and planning, and said that both the coach and skipper are responsible for an awful show in South Africa. He further stated that Whatmore must step down from the post as soon as possible.
"I think the Pakistan Cricket Board must seriously think about having a Pakistani as the national team coach. Foreign coaches don’t work within our cricket culture because they are just not able to communicate properly with our players," he said.
"I don’t think it was a wise decision to replace a successful coach like Mohsin Khan and appoint Whatmore because he has failed to deliver in his one year as coach. I think he has just not been able to work well with our players. He should resign or the board
should think about replacing him with a local coach," Moin said.
After suffering an embarrassing defeat in the first game, the Cornered Tigers showed some improvement, and were in a great position to win the second game. But they failed to establish their dominance, as the batting line-up collapsed terribly.
Injuries of a few crucial players also dented Pakistan’s chances to a great deal. Junaid Khan missed the last two games, whereas Umar Gul, the most experienced bowler in the line-up, could not take part in the third encounter.
South Africa is surely a way better Test team, but Moin is really disappointed over the way Pakistan lost. He shared that losing all the games inside four days is a massive shame.
He added, "I see this as a failure of the team management. We saw players repeating mistakes again and again in the series. This happened because of poor strategy and planning. We continued to change combinations throughout the series.”
"Our bowlers have been our strength but we came up with a new attack in every match. I have failed to understand the strategy of the team management."