Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar celebrates after he bowled Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene during their ICC Cricket World Cup group A match in Colombo - Reuters

Shoaib Akhtar wants Pakistan bowling coach job

Shoaib Akhtar wants Pakistan bowling coach job

By Eurosport
Last update 17/08/2012 at 21:45 - Published on 17/08/2012 at 21:29
By Eurosport - 17/08/2012 at 21:45

Pakistan's former international fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has asked to become the country's new bowling coach.

"If the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) talks to me about the bowling coach position, I will be willing to accept it," Akhtar told Reuters on Friday.

Akhtar, 37, retired from international cricket during last year's World Cup after taking 178 Test and 247 one-day wickets in a career marked by injury and controversy.

The PCB has been hunting for a new national bowling coach since another former Test bowler, Aaqib Javed, left the post earlier this year to coach the United Arab Emirates.

It has yet to draw up a shortlist but has expressed a desire to get former captain and left-arm fast bowler Wasim Akram involved.

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