‘Whatmore has not been able to deliver in many ways’, says Inzamam-ul-Haq

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“Honestly speaking when Dav came they were lot of expectations from him and I don’t think he has delivered to those expectations”

Pakistan batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that head coach Dav Whatmore should be counting his days as he has failed to live up to his expectations ever since replacing Mohsin Khan in March 2012.

Pakistan have had a turbulent year so far as they were comprehensively beaten on their tour of South Africa before going winless in the Champions Trophy in June.

However, they looked a lot more convincing during their tour of the West Indies before returning to their sloppy standards on their tour of Zimbabwe as they lost the first ODI and even the second Test, which allowed the hosts to escape with a 1-1 draw.

“Honestly speaking when Dav came they were lot of expectations from him and I don’t think he has delivered to those expectations,” ul-Haq said. “The main thing is when the board hired a foreign coach the emphasis was that he would bring about visible improvements in our team and that has not happened from what we have seen since he took over.”

Ul-Haq, who has represented Pakistan in 120 Test matches and 378 ODIs, stated that he expected a lot more from Whatmore, especially since he is a foreign coach.

“Perhaps I spoke because of my experience with how Bob (Woolmer) worked with the team,” ul-Haq added. “Unfortunately Whatmore has not been able to deliver in many ways.

“I don’t think we need a foreign coach I think we can do better with our own coach because certainly we have the calibre at home for this job.”

However, ul-Haq was also quick to defend the national team’s performance on their recent tour of Zimbabwe.

“Cricket is a sport and should be treated as one,” he said. “You have to lose sometime and I don’t think losing to Zimbabwe was a big upset as made out. They played better cricket on that day and beat us fair and square.”

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