Former Pak skipper Latif questions Whatmore's coaching abilities following Proteas rout

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 05:00 hrs

Former captain Rashid Latif has questioned the capability of Australian Dav Whatmore's credentials as a coach for the Pakistani team after their humiliating 3-0 defeat by South Africa in the recent Test series.

Holding Whatmore responsible for the flop show of Pakistan in South Africa, Latif said that he did not expect a total wipeout of Pakistan and added that the fact that the Pakistani batsmen failed on bouncy wickets showed their lack of practice and effort from the coach, reports.

Exasperated at seeing the batsmen commit repeated mistakes while playing seamers away from their bodies, Latif said that he holds Whatmore responsible for the fact that Pakistan crossed the 300-run mark only once in six matches in the series.

Stating that there is no excuse for the Pakistani team to be unable to bat on fast seaming tracks, Latif said that cricket is a professional game and added that a player should expect to play against the world's best players if he is picked for the national team.

Pakistan lost the third test by an innings and 18 runs at Centurion on Sunday inside three days against the world's No. 1-ranked Test team, the report added.

Pakistan's humiliation began in the first Test at Johannesburg when they were bowled out for their lowest ever total of 49 in the first innings to lose by 211 runs. (ANI)

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