Shahid Afridi aims to become Pakistan's new power hitting coach
“Nobody approached me about the role of power hitting coach. I'll get in touch when someone contacts me, ”says Afridi
Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said it would be an honor for him to serve as the high-impact coach of the men's national team in Pakistan when asked to do so by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi has expressed an interest in becoming the new powerful coach of the national team. Afridi stated that he would be honored to serve in any capacity in Pakistani cricket and he would be willing to take on the role of power hitting coach if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gives him an opportunity.
The 46-year-old said he was available to the PCB for any function at any time. He said it was an honor for him to represent Pakistan for a number of years and that he would never turn down a coaching position offered by the PCB.
Recently, PCB opened a new power hitting coaching position at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) in Lahore to work on the modern aspects of the game.
Depending on the position, the coach is responsible for identifying the key areas of development for the players and helping them become better power hitters. This would allow players to be prepared for the challenges of entering the international arena.
Speaking to the media in Karachi, Afridi said: "Nobody approached me for the role of power hitting coach. I'll let you know when someone gets in touch."
It's important to note that Afridi has moved from Multan Sultans to Quetta Gladiators for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which will go into action on Jan. 27.
2019 PSL winner Quetta is led by former Pakistani captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who has been the skipper of the franchise since the first edition.
Afridi also spoke about Sarfraz and said: "I'll try to encourage him, he gets emotional during the field, I'll try to keep him cool and support him on the field. He played very well."
The legendary all-rounder has announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket after the PSL 2022 tournament is over.