Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | International

Whatmore needs to learn Urdu - Hanif



Former Pakistan captain Hanif Mohammad believes the team's Australian coach Dav Whatmore needs to learn Urdu if he is to succeed with the players.

Whatmore has come under fire after Pakistan suffered a 3-0 whitewash in the test series in South Africa, failing to take any of the matches into the fifth day.

"I don't want to lay entire blame on him but he needs to learn our common language Urdu if he wants to communicate properly with the players," Hanif said.

"It is important that a coach is able to convey his sentiments, feelings, advice, commands properly to the players. They must be able to understand and feel what their coach is saying," added the 78-year-old.

"I don't think this is happening in the team because how many of our players can communicate or speak English fluently?"

Hanif, who played 55 tests, felt a coach would never be able to convey his feelings or advice to a player through an interpreter or in a language not common to both.

"People don't realise how important a part of the coach's job is communicating properly with his players, who are then responsible for adapting and executing what they are told," he added.

South Africa was Pakistan's second straight test series defeat since Whatmore took over as coach in March last year. They were also beaten in Sri Lanka.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Three captains - working well?
Leadership is an oft debated subject and is itself not simple to articulate. When a good leader is...

Haze's Comment
Soft dismissals destroy any team
What has happened to good old fashioned batting grunt?

Faf du Plessis
I ran myself out
It’s obviously disappointing to have missed out on both the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand.

Kepler Wessels
A sigh of relief, but more work to be done
Relief can best describe the feeling in the Protea camp after winning the deciding match of the...