Pakistan fans lack manners – Wasim Akram explains why he doesn’t coach national team

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram doesn’t want to coach Pakistan anytime soon. The veteran stated fans in Pakistan lack manners and he can’t tolerate misbehaviour. After retiring from cricket in 2003, he has been a commentator and was even involved in coaching. Akram was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders and was also seen in the role of a mentor in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

During his recent interaction on ‘Cricket Corner’ on Cricket Pakistan, Akram opened about why he is refusing to join Team Pakistan as a coach.

“When you become the coach, you need to give at least 200 to 250 days a year to the team and that’s a lot of work. I don’t think I can manage so much work away from Pakistan, from my family. And as it is, I spend time with most of the players in the PSL, they all have my number and they keep asking for advice,” Akram said in the interview to Cricket Pakistan.

He is furious with the way fans in Pakistan have behaved with the coaches in the past. “I am not a fool. I keep on hearing and seeing on social media how people misbehave with their coaches and seniors. The coach isn’t the one playing. The players are the ones playing. The coach can only help with the planning. So, if the team loses, I don’t think the coach is as responsible or accountable as we hold him as a nation.”

Akram concluded by saying he loves fans but can’t take the language used by them on social media.

“So, I’m afraid of that as well, because I can’t tolerate anyone misbehaving with me. And we are becoming like that. I love the people, their enthusiasm and passion for the game, but not the misbehaviour that is shown on social media. It shows what we are. I have never seen this happen in other countries.” Akram added.