Waqar eyes Australian bowling coach role
Pakistan pace legend Waqar Younis, who was one of the great reverse swing masters, said that he was keen on filling Australia’s coaching void left by Craig McDermott.
An Australian website stated, an emotionally exhausted McDermott recently parted ways with Cricket Australia, leaving the Test team searching for a new fast bowling coach ahead of the series against South Africa next summer and marquee battles against India and England next year. The website quoted sources as saying that CA will most likely settle on a low-profile interim coach before conducting a worldwide hunt for a permanent fast bowling mentor.
McDermott was hailed as a major factor behind Australia’s renewed success as he used a back-to-basics approach with young quicks.
WaqarYounis, who took 373 Test wickets in a glorious career and coached Pakistan in 2010-11, said he would be eager to take a call from Cricket Australia.
Now living in Sydney with his wife and children, Waqar spends several months a year travelling the world as a TV commentator.