Moin Khan urges PCB to sack 'overrated' Whatmore

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 01, 2013 06:30 hrs

Former wicket keeper Moin Khan has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sack national team coach, Dav Whatmore, whom he branded overrated, following their 3-0 Test humiliation against South Africa.

Pakistan flopped miserably against the world number one Test team, losing the first Test by 211 runs, the second by four wickets and the last by an innings and 18 runs, Sport24 reports.

Whatmore masterminded Sri Lanka's triumph in the 1996 World Cup and led minnows Bangladesh to their first-ever Test series victory and their first appearance in the World Cup Super Eights in 2007, but Khan said he was not up to the job.

Khan claimed Whatmore is an overrated coach, adding there is a concept in Pakistan that a foreigner will not get involved in players' politics but the Australian is now fighting for survival.

Whatmore took over in March last year and led Pakistan to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament, but he has come under fire after two successive Test series defeats.

Khan, who managed only four wins in his 13 matches as Pakistan captain, said Sri Lanka's World Cup win in 1996 owed more to its players than Whatmore.

The former glove man said ask any player of that team and he will tell you that in 1996 Sri Lanka had world-class players and their success was due to their players and not because of the coach.

Khan said the PCB had blundered in replacing Mohsin Khan with Whatmore last year, saying if Whatmore doesn't resign himself, then the PCB should sack him. (ANI)

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