Rahul Dravid Effect: Pakistan To Consider Former Players As Coach While Australia Appoints Ponting

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Inspired from India’s Wall, Rahul Dravid, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now planning to hire some former players to coach the youngsters. Yes, the Pakistan board considers former players as coaches and managers of the national age group teams. This has come in context to India’s success with Rahul Dravid in a similar role.

Younis Khan to Coach Under 19

It is said that Pakistan’s former batsman Younis Khan is likely to be considered for the role of Pakistan’s under-19 coach and manager. Younis Khan was one of the skillful players of Pakistan and is a known name in the history of cricket.

Younis Khan got retired in 2018 after becoming Pakistan’s highest Test run-getter and the first one to reach 10,000 runs in the format. He has expressed his interest in coaching the budding players if the board permits him with full freedom to implement his ideas.

Even Australia is on the same page

Like India, Australia is also utilizing the services of their top players to nurture future talent. Players like Rodney Marsh, Allan Border, and Ricky Ponting are a few names to mention. Now, Ricky Ponting got selected as an assistant coach of the Australian team for the upcoming world cup which is getting discussed widely in the cricketing space.

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PCB chairman Mr. Ehsan Mani said, “India has given Dravid the responsibility of manning their under 19 players and it has produced good results.”

India won U-19 world cup under Rahul Dravid

It becomes important to mention here about Dravid’s feat in shaping the U-19 players. Dravid has been coach of India U-19 team and has put a lot of effort into shaping the youngsters for the future. It is under his tutelage, the team won the ICC world cup last year.

“We also need to have classes for our players and everything needed will be provided at National Cricket Academy,” Mani added.

Also, PCB is considering to appoint former Test Captain Muhammad Yusaf as the batting coach at its Nationa Cricket Academy in Lahore.

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