No hard feelings over coaching snub, says former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis

Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis was the top contender for the coaching job but the Board appointed Moin Khan as the head coach for Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20.

updated: February 12, 2014 21:04 IST
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Karachi: Pakistani fast-bowling legend Waqar Younis insisted on Wednesday he had no hard feelings about being overlooked as national coach and threw his weight behind Moin Khan. The 42-year-old was shortlisted alongside Khan to replace Australian Dav Whatmore, whose contract ended last month, but the ex-wicketkeeper was given the nod by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday. (Also read: Moin Khan appointed as head coach)

That dashed Younis's hopes for a second stint as coach after a succesful tenure from March 2010 to September 2011. But Younis, feared in his playing days for his vicious inswinging yorkers that sent stumps cartwheeling, said he had no complaints.

"These are difficult times for Pakistan cricket and instead of crying over anything we should support the new coach and try our best to lift Pakistan cricket," he told AFP.

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