Pakistan v England, 4th ODI, Dubai February 20, 2012

Mohsin rejects need for coaching qualifications

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Mohsin Khan has dismissed the suggestion that a lack of coaching qualifications has rendered him unsuitable for the position of Pakistan coach on a permanent basis.

Mohsin, who will be 57 next month and is the veteran of 48 Tests and 75 ODIs, was appointed as Pakistan's interim coach in October after Waqar Younis resigned for health reasons. Now it appears inevitable that Mohsin will be replaced by Dav Whatmore after the conclusion of Pakistan's limited-overs games against England, with the PCB citing the need for a coach with formal qualifications.

Mohsin and his captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, have been widely acclaimed for bringing stability and contentment to a Pakistan dressing room so often riven by conflict. Pakistan recently beat England 3-0 in the Test series to leave them unbeaten in seven series. But the chairman of the PCB, Zaka Ashraf, said: "No doubt the team has achieved tremendous success under Mohsin, but we need a qualified coach. We need to have foreign or locally qualified coaches in every department."

Clearly Mohsin does not agree. While he is still keen to remain in the role, he said he was "not at all interested" in taking the requisite coaching qualifications. "Any cricketer who has played for his country for nine or ten years and played 40 to 50 to 80 to 100 matches does not need any qualification," Mohsin said. "I don't need to do any coaching courses. If you have played as much cricket as I have, your experience is worth more than any coaching course.

"As an ex-Test cricketer, whenever my services are required for my country's cricket it should be there without any hesitation. It was there, it is there, and it will be there whenever my cricket board requires my services.

"Do I want to remain as coach? Well if my cricket board wants, yes, definitely. I have been doing this for the last four months and I think the team has done well, apart from the previous three ODIs, which I feel very disappointed about because we haven't played to our potential. But if my cricket board wants me to do the job, fine, I will definitely do it."

Just a little of the gloss has been taken off the Misbah-Mohsin partnership by Pakistan's travails in the ODI series. Heading in to the final match on Tuesday, they are facing the possibility of a 4-0 loss, with England having won the first three games.

Pakistan's preparations for the final ODI have been hampered by illness. The virus that rendered Younis Khan unavailable for the third ODI has swept through the team with six or seven of the players currently feeling unwell. The entire squad was given a day off training on Sunday, with Mohsin stating that "they are better than they were, but flu does not go away in a day".

The players are also suffering from homesickness. The security concerns that have prevented Pakistan hosting games in their homeland have left the team spending months living in hotels in the UAE. While the hotels and facilities are excellent, the strain is starting to tell and the high levels of morale that propelled Pakistan through the Test series appear to have ebbed.

"Even our home series are actually away series," Mohsin said. "Pakistani cricketers are coming home for a week or ten days and then going again for a long tour. All possible comforts have been given to the Pakistan team by the UAE administration and that is very good. But nothing can take away homesickness. You can stay in a palace, but [even] if you live in a small two-bedroom house, your home is always home."

"Nothing can take away the players' homesickness. You can stay in a palace, but [even] if you live in a two-bedroom house, your home is always home"
Mohsin Khan

It is, perhaps, telling that the standard of Pakistan's fielding has slipped in the ODI series. Fielding often provides a window to the soul of a team and Mohsin is painfully aware that Pakistan have been substantially inferior in that aspect of the game.

"I will not take anything away from England, because they have played some tremendous cricket," he said. "But we should have played much better. We have been giving away 20 to 25 runs away while fielding and England are saving that many. So it easily comes to a difference of 40 to 50 runs. That is a big difference. Especially in one-day cricket where containment is the most important thing.

"Fielding is the most important department in whatever format. And, when you come to the shorter version, it becomes more important because in shorter versions, if we can contain the opposition we have achieved our [goal]. We did not bowl properly, we did not bat properly and we did not field properly. We haven't played to our potential.

"The England batting has slowly and gradually improved. First it was only Cook and Bopara [who batted well] but later on Pietersen did a marvellous job for his team. England are converting small scores into big scores but we are lacking at the moment. Every batsman is trying, but we are struggling at the moment.

"Beating England 3-0 in the Test series is not a joke. That means we played tremendous cricket; hats off to my boys and to my captain. But we have to raise our standards in one-day cricket, too.

"We must be more professional and more aggressive. It is as simple as that. I believe that hard work always pays and if we are lacking in that then we have to improve. We are working hard. We had a decent chat - the team and the management - and we will be definitely be trying our best."

Edited by Alan Gardner

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • dmqi on February 23, 2012, 3:21 GMT

    Mohsin is short of one qualification. I have not seen any coach/selector to stand up from his chair and directing batsman playing on the ground. I saw that few days go, not once but at least twice. The camera was focusing on him. Funny, isn't it?

  • on February 22, 2012, 23:15 GMT

    It is such a dumb thing to say that qualification is not needed for a coach. This statement alone shows the state of mind of someone who is aspiring for a fairly responsible position. Sir. Mohsin Khan, wake up, you have arrived in twenty-first century. Coaching should be at par with other international teams. Players need to be fit and able to show their athletic skills in fielding beside being good bowlers and batsmen.

  • WAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL on February 22, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Mohsin sir england test whitewash was a proud movement,some credits will definetly goes to u but for that achievment our spinners r mostly responsible...we want this performance on continues basis in all formats for that u will make room for WHATMORE,He is an experienced & professional coach & most importantly attacking coach as well,pak despretaly need him as head coach as well as J.FOUNTAIN as fielding coach...A.JAVED unfortunatly turns down bowling coach role for pak in favour of UAE coaching job,i think AKRAM is a perfect option for that,if he is also not intrested then PCB should go foriegn option such as J.GILLESPIE,G.MCGRATH,S.POLLOCK,C.VAAS etc...M.BEVAN or D.JONES will be a perfect option for batting coach...PAK despretly need specialised coach for each department...team selection,batting,fielding,strategies,proper planning,team combination & new crop of fast bowling r the main concerns of PAK...

  • on February 22, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    If he's not good enough to be full-time coach, why is he good enough to be an interim coach? What is the difference between the two, apart from the one being a full-time appointment?

  • Sports4Youth on February 22, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Mohsin may reject what-ever. But yesterday during the 4th ODI in the commentary Aamir Sohail said the decision on Dave Whatmore has been finalised and that now Whatmore will replace Mohsin Khan as the chief seletor. But i dont see any article or write-up here to that effect. Any one knows what is the latest position ?

  • on February 22, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    @Jason; Pakistan played against SA,WI and New zeland if you remember..check the record below.

    I wonder if you say, South Africa was weak at that time as well, or Newzeland have problem when they played with Pakistan or WI have captaincy problem, Srilanka has captaincy problem or England not play good on foreign soil.....

    So every one has problem when they play Pakistan...Not appreciating that Pakistan have had problem all the time, still they are playing on foreign soil and at least winning some thing.

    Pakistan v South Africa Test Series drawn 0-0 Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series Pakistan 1-0 Pakistan in West Indies Test Series Drawn 1-1 (beat WI in one day) Pakistan in Zimbabwe Test Match ...... Not to mention Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series Pakistan 1-0 (3) Pakistan in Bangladesh Test ...... not to mention Pakistan v England Test Series Pakistan 3-0

  • Najam68 on February 22, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    We respect Mohsin Khan and his experience ; My suggestion is we should welcome all seniors to give tips in respect to there expertise. BUT we should have professional Trainers and coaches ; QUALIFICATION is must; with experience to look after as a whole package

  • on February 21, 2012, 21:10 GMT

    Mohsin is fairly useless and needs to go immediately

  • Toescrusher on February 21, 2012, 20:58 GMT

    Watmore with World Cup 1996 win has far higher credential to coach than Mohsin - Mohsin should hold his argument on coaching. It is also important to mention that Mohsin was far better batsman particularly Opener than Watmore as a matter of fact during the 80s Haynes & Greenidge with Mohsin & Muddsar were the top two opening pairs in International cricket. My suggestion to Mohsin is you have served Pakistan cricket very well as a top class opener, and as a coach, now is the time to stay away from Pakistan cricket since it is with its bureaucracy a big mess at the first place.

  • Behind_the_Wicket on February 21, 2012, 20:44 GMT

    Pakistan didn't improve under Mohsin Khan , Misbah , Younas , Gul , Saeed Ajmal and Cheema already reached in this age there no need any coach.Pakistan is won the test series but collapses in batting and fielding were same old.Pakistan Won Test Series by Spin bowling and I know Mohsin is not a spin bowler and can't give any kind of tip to Saeed ,Abdul Rehman ,Shahid Afridi or Mohammad Hafeez.Whatmore is more better option than Mohsin

  • dmqi on February 23, 2012, 3:21 GMT

    Mohsin is short of one qualification. I have not seen any coach/selector to stand up from his chair and directing batsman playing on the ground. I saw that few days go, not once but at least twice. The camera was focusing on him. Funny, isn't it?

  • on February 22, 2012, 23:15 GMT

    It is such a dumb thing to say that qualification is not needed for a coach. This statement alone shows the state of mind of someone who is aspiring for a fairly responsible position. Sir. Mohsin Khan, wake up, you have arrived in twenty-first century. Coaching should be at par with other international teams. Players need to be fit and able to show their athletic skills in fielding beside being good bowlers and batsmen.

  • WAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL on February 22, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Mohsin sir england test whitewash was a proud movement,some credits will definetly goes to u but for that achievment our spinners r mostly responsible...we want this performance on continues basis in all formats for that u will make room for WHATMORE,He is an experienced & professional coach & most importantly attacking coach as well,pak despretaly need him as head coach as well as J.FOUNTAIN as fielding coach...A.JAVED unfortunatly turns down bowling coach role for pak in favour of UAE coaching job,i think AKRAM is a perfect option for that,if he is also not intrested then PCB should go foriegn option such as J.GILLESPIE,G.MCGRATH,S.POLLOCK,C.VAAS etc...M.BEVAN or D.JONES will be a perfect option for batting coach...PAK despretly need specialised coach for each department...team selection,batting,fielding,strategies,proper planning,team combination & new crop of fast bowling r the main concerns of PAK...

  • on February 22, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    If he's not good enough to be full-time coach, why is he good enough to be an interim coach? What is the difference between the two, apart from the one being a full-time appointment?

  • Sports4Youth on February 22, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Mohsin may reject what-ever. But yesterday during the 4th ODI in the commentary Aamir Sohail said the decision on Dave Whatmore has been finalised and that now Whatmore will replace Mohsin Khan as the chief seletor. But i dont see any article or write-up here to that effect. Any one knows what is the latest position ?

  • on February 22, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    @Jason; Pakistan played against SA,WI and New zeland if you remember..check the record below.

    I wonder if you say, South Africa was weak at that time as well, or Newzeland have problem when they played with Pakistan or WI have captaincy problem, Srilanka has captaincy problem or England not play good on foreign soil.....

    So every one has problem when they play Pakistan...Not appreciating that Pakistan have had problem all the time, still they are playing on foreign soil and at least winning some thing.

    Pakistan v South Africa Test Series drawn 0-0 Pakistan in New Zealand Test Series Pakistan 1-0 Pakistan in West Indies Test Series Drawn 1-1 (beat WI in one day) Pakistan in Zimbabwe Test Match ...... Not to mention Pakistan v Sri Lanka Test Series Pakistan 1-0 (3) Pakistan in Bangladesh Test ...... not to mention Pakistan v England Test Series Pakistan 3-0

  • Najam68 on February 22, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    We respect Mohsin Khan and his experience ; My suggestion is we should welcome all seniors to give tips in respect to there expertise. BUT we should have professional Trainers and coaches ; QUALIFICATION is must; with experience to look after as a whole package

  • on February 21, 2012, 21:10 GMT

    Mohsin is fairly useless and needs to go immediately

  • Toescrusher on February 21, 2012, 20:58 GMT

    Watmore with World Cup 1996 win has far higher credential to coach than Mohsin - Mohsin should hold his argument on coaching. It is also important to mention that Mohsin was far better batsman particularly Opener than Watmore as a matter of fact during the 80s Haynes & Greenidge with Mohsin & Muddsar were the top two opening pairs in International cricket. My suggestion to Mohsin is you have served Pakistan cricket very well as a top class opener, and as a coach, now is the time to stay away from Pakistan cricket since it is with its bureaucracy a big mess at the first place.

  • Behind_the_Wicket on February 21, 2012, 20:44 GMT

    Pakistan didn't improve under Mohsin Khan , Misbah , Younas , Gul , Saeed Ajmal and Cheema already reached in this age there no need any coach.Pakistan is won the test series but collapses in batting and fielding were same old.Pakistan Won Test Series by Spin bowling and I know Mohsin is not a spin bowler and can't give any kind of tip to Saeed ,Abdul Rehman ,Shahid Afridi or Mohammad Hafeez.Whatmore is more better option than Mohsin

  • AnotherCricketer on February 21, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    @jason79 summed it up well. Pakistan has yet to win against the teams that are seeded higher than Pakistan. In fact, Mohsin committed a huge blunder by not trying out other domestic talent during the Bangladesh series which is a HUGE disappointment. Parchi players like Farhat and Malik ruled the day in his tenure, first as a chief selector and then as a coach. It is imminently clear that new strategy is needed to rise to newer heights and, if Mohsin cares about the team as much as he says he does, then he needs to make room for Whitmore to try new things.

  • Toescrusher on February 21, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Mohsin is very naïve! Or at least he is acting naïve. Pakistan cricket always functions with regional bias Mohsin adjusted to this ill successfully with some serious compromise; which includes not commenting on the exclusion of the deserving players! The reason he was able to play 10 years for Pakistan is because regional biased had minimum hold till the 1980s now monopoly has firm ground within PCB. Interestingly, there were no such comments after Pakistan's test victories e.g. 'Home Sick', Home is a home even if it has two bed rooms'… After loosing all the ODIs, complaints just resurrected. It is very much like when England was loosing Bob Willis was complaining about Ajmal's dusra similarly after loosing, Mohsin is complaining about home is home … and home sickness. This all equates to only one thing i.e. drowning man clutches straw.

  • njr1330 on February 21, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    So, it seems that scoring an effortless double-century on your Test debut at Lords, doesn't qualify you to teach people how to bat!!

  • wrenx on February 21, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    @jason79 still can't quite stomach those grapes, can we?

  • RUQQ on February 21, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    This is Pakistan Cricket Dilemma, when team is looking into some kind of positive shape these stupid bureaucrat "who become chairman, president or what ever with political influence" trying to sabotage the whole efforts of the team and back room staff. GOD Bless Pakistan Cricket.....

  • jason79 on February 21, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    The only remarkable victory pakistan has achieved so far is the test win over England..the rest were all against weak team(Srilanka was under Dilshan capataincy which rendered it weak in all sense)..But let pakistan win against Engalndin England, against the australians , south africans or against Indians then go over the board and praise the so called new look team ....whethermohsin is the coac or whatmore, fact remians pakistan still has miles to go to be called a strong team...

  • euqirahs on February 21, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    Sorry but Mohsin Khan is old school and no longer relevent. Look at his strategies on playing field and only one word comes to mind "Defence" may be "stagnent" is a close second. The brilliance of spin attack got him out of jail in test series but in onedays the bowler has only 10 overs and the kind of field settings we've seen in the 3 matches is appalling to say the least. He looks so intense and involved sitting in the dressing room but No Sir Mr. Mohsin Khan your charade is as visible as daylight and everone knows you were always a bit of an over-actor. If I am wrong then where are the results in terms of field changes or batting order?

    Getting along well with the captain and team is not the only thing that matters. I would give him his due in that Mohsin Khan is far better than the likes of Intikhab Alam but that does not mean he should be anything more than a temp. Any professional team would pick a better Permanent Coach and not just a happy go lucky vet.

  • on February 21, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    yes, of course Mr.Mohsin Hassan Khan really nice coaching but our players is doing more stupid and unconfortable playing so for.so our player playing like under 10 kids.

  • jaanson on February 21, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    mohsin khan is right that he does not need any qualifications for being coach. cricket coaching is not an administartive job but one where man mangement and communication skills are most important. international players respect a former player more than a certificate coach because the former player has gone through the grind and knows what the pressure is. mind u not all former players can communicate and the great ones cannot understand what was easy for them is not so easy for the less talented so they dont alwyas make the best coaches. whatmore's credentials are debatable since he hardly achieved anything for bangladesh in test cricket which is the real test of a player and coach. what pcb should also watch out for is his tenedency to give up jobs for better remuneration. he was willing to ditch bangladesh in 2005 despite a contract till 07. he ditched nca to go to kkr and now has left kkr for pcb.if the india or west indies job becomes available dont be surprised if dav goes midway

  • on February 21, 2012, 7:02 GMT

    I think besides home sickness they need to pull there socks up for today's game, every game is a new game and they have to win the last one to save some pride...

  • satish619chandar on February 21, 2012, 6:56 GMT

    Coaching is just to faciliate the team.. I dont think any coach at international will succeed if he is going to change a technique of a batsman and make him a better player..Lalchand Rajput coached India to some biggest things)T20 WC and VB series) but Greg Chappel or a Kapil can't do it.. Coach need to be in sync with the team always.. Moshin is doing a very good job by being a team man.. Hope Pakistan don't bring in a man with his own ideas and try to instill it into the team rather than moving with the team..

  • on February 21, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    No Doubt, Mohsin Khan did a good job in Pakistan-Englaned series, Bangladesh series, but whatmore is an excellent, trained, qualified & professional coach. he has his own identification in the world, we have many problems, like Batting, bowling and worthless fielding, therefore we need a coach who is technology enabled, now cricket has changed alot, now we need statistics, research/analysis, which all will bring incase of Mr. whatmore, it'll also bring a perosn to Pakistan cricket who is a very famous and noble in the world of cricket in chape of Mr. whatmore, best wished Pakistan, best wishes Mr. Whatmore......... Muhammad Salman, Lahore

  • on February 21, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    I will not comment on selection of coach. Let PCB decides on this issue. I agree with comments of waza1234. Our present batting line up is brittle and can not cope up with SA, Aussies and english fast bowlers on their wickets. Mind you we have yet to win series in SA and Australia. As regards fielding, traditionally we have never been a good fielding side ever since we started playing test cricket in 1951, barring a short period when our team had players like Asif Iqbal and Javed Miandad. we have won series, matches,world cup with our mediocre fielding. Therefore, my advice to lovers of pakistan cricket team is to stop worrying about fielding. However, we must continue to improve upon our bowling and batting if we want to win matches, series in all formats of the game.

  • sherishahmir on February 21, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    Moshsin did a good coaching job for Pakistan team, the recent ODi defeats can also be partly asscociated with playing home series away from Pakistan that definately slowly rusting the crickters in the long run and could results in surprise results like we have of current ODI's. Here we have to admit also Eng wins against Pakistan in ODI's is not due to above reason, but the fact is they are the bunch of professionals who are very good in all formats of game apart from test areana where they r the v best. Hope the international crciket would be very soon come to Pak soil so our team can enjoy the home support and also helps our young crickters to develop their interest in the game for future. As far batting is concerned it is our biggest worry now, was in the past and in future too and is require immediate attention to cricket authorities to hunt for batting talent which is also in abundance at the grass root level, the only need is to find and groom for future.

  • on February 21, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    I think mohsin khan doing job excellent but our players have doing nothing in ODI's series thats why we have lost ODI series . if our batsmans do not take some serious effort in future may be we will lost T20 series against england

  • on February 21, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    Totally agree With Mahmood hassan ! Misbah should be dropped from the Limited Format Edition ! H

  • on February 21, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    I think Pakistan should bat aggressively, Umer Akmal should move to open the inning or at 3rd position. Afridi should bat at # 5.

    Pakistan need a player like Nasir Jamshed and Ahmad Shahzad in he batting line up for one days.

  • wc1992 on February 21, 2012, 4:25 GMT

    I think it shows how commected he is and i respect him for his attitude ...yes Pakistan do need a profissional coach maybe but not sure of whatmore

  • noplay on February 21, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    The work Waqar did with the team can only last so long. The team needs continued good coaching and management. The coach has to work with all players and Mohsin, who talked too much when the team was winning, talked himself out of the job by saying he doesn't have to tell Younis and Misbah how to bat. The coach must talk to every player about his game. In addition he is showing poor management skills when the team is winning, one set of big talk, when they are losing, the guys are homesick

  • cricketistheway on February 21, 2012, 1:51 GMT

    Admin should understand by now that test and limited overs games should be made up of two different sets of players. Pakistan won the test series by learning to build innings slowly. Now to ask the same players to adapt to ODI in a couple of days is unrealistic. Besides, building two separate teams would also mean fresh legs for each series and international exposure to more players.

  • CRICALLi on February 21, 2012, 0:51 GMT

    I believe Mohsin has earned the right to be considered as coach, at least up to this years World cup.He seems to have good leadership skills, understands the culture of his players & able to inspire them; besides which a local coach's Goal is not only for money but for the Pride of Country. While Bob Woolmer was good at helping to develop the Playing skills of Pakistan I dont think he was able to provide the kind of leadership; this was clearly abscent from Pakistan Cricket for a long time. One can be a good Manager with sound cricketing skills but still a poor or average leader. Make Dav Whatmore the Local National coach & advisor to Mohsin(the International Coach). Pakistan badly needs a full time specialist batting & fielding coach- dont try to fit everything in one coach-it will diminish the overall quality & success of Team. Batting skills like Saeed Anwar & bowling skills like Akhtar, Akram & Younis are painfully missed.

  • Dannymania on February 21, 2012, 0:02 GMT

    its funny,the picture..it says 'the relationship between misbah and mohsin..yada yada yada..'There IS no relationship!Cricket is one of those few games where the coach doesnt have to do anything.pakistan have always performed at their best when they've played without a coach.mohsin khan just sits there with the index finger next to his chin and acts that he's thinking and analysing.this is what a coach's job really is in pakistan,to ACT.i am a pakistani and i play professional cricket,so believe me i know.This team is very good,with great players.but they have to have different captains for tests and odis.no other way.

  • on February 20, 2012, 23:40 GMT

    Why not bring back Mohammed Yousuf for one last crack as a acclaimed batsman? Who else has averages 50 in tests and 40 in ODI for Pakistan apart from Misbah and Younis.

  • MMahmood1 on February 20, 2012, 22:29 GMT

    Mohsin, please bring Hammad Azam for imran farhat. This will be a great chance for the youngster to prove, I know he is weak n bowling but I can see Inzamam while he is batting. I can foresee a crcket talent and he is the one. Then play Mohammad hafeez and Azhar Ali as an opner for the fnal game. Also consider bringing Ahmad Shahzad back in side. He was unlucky in the world cup and deserve another chance and keep hm with the squad. He is an asset for Pakistan cricket. In bowling KP is moving feets, bowl him outswinger earlier on in his inning. Get KP early and win the match

  • on February 20, 2012, 21:57 GMT

    Losing 3-0. Thanks mohsin

  • MWaqqar on February 20, 2012, 21:50 GMT

    Foriegn coaches are very unlikely to succeed in Pak. Pak crics are from semi rural conservative background with very little education. Foriegn coaches and Pak crics cannot work in harmony. Late Bob Woolmer only exception. Even SL origin of Dav Whatmore will not be of much avail.

  • on February 20, 2012, 21:49 GMT

    forget the coach man worry about the players..its the players who have to perform on the field not the coach and we dont have the right players on the team to play the odi cricket get rid of farhat malik younis and bring in other players like jamshed nazir and sadaf hussain such players who are more talented and have a greater potential....fix the players then worry about the coach...

  • akbarvelani on February 20, 2012, 21:44 GMT

    You are so very wrong Mr.Mohsin when you say that since a person player 80, 100+ matches gets automatically experience if that would be the case than once Sachin T. of India retires from the game he is the contender of coach to win a world cup for his country but thats not the case here, you definitely need experience to become coach since thats totally different department than to compared with an acutal Player in the game. i.e. an eye specialist can never be a good dr. for animals.....So think before what you are saying rather than just gripping for the position which you are not suitable by any means. Dav W. would be an excellent choice for the team head coach. I really miss today Bob W. as an Pakistan's Head Coach he was a winner for the team.

    Stay at the selection squad position Mr. Mohsin you are good at that only, time should be up for you after the tour ends between Pak. vs England !!

  • imranmujtaba on February 20, 2012, 21:39 GMT

    how could he take credit for team performance, pakistan bowling performance, fielding and batting has gone down since Moshin took over...... test receive win is due to the bowlers outstanding performance and no even much contirbution from the team - as most of them LBW or bowled.......... like in time of 2W's Pakistan never wanted any score on the board ..... please replace coach..... Afridi got this together and took them to WC semi final and he is deserving captain of ODI & T20 ... please replace Younis, Misbah, Malik, Farhat, Gul and Cheema for next WC as waza1234...........

  • on February 20, 2012, 21:37 GMT

    PBC at last making a good decision by not giving coaching job to Moshin Khan. They should get coach from outside the PBC system to bring a different prospective. It is very selfish of Moshin to take all the credit of Paskistan recent sucess in test cricket without any mention of Waqar, who in my view install good discipline by taking on bad charters like Shaid Afridi and others during his tenure as coach of Pakistan team. Waqar deserve equal credit along with Misbah, whose cool and composed nature on and off the field can not be ignored without given credit of his leadership.

  • on February 20, 2012, 20:59 GMT

    misbah should not be inthe odi much less captain the side.this pakistani team needs to get younger in a hurry.

  • Riz81 on February 20, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    I completely disagree with the notion that ex-test players don't need any coaching qualification. It is like saying that a high school teacher doesnt need any teacher-training coz he is a college graduate. Coaching, like any other form of teaching, is not about knowing "what to teach" but about knowing "how to teach" it. In cricket, coaching has become a very specialized skill over time and Pakistan will be better off hiring a professional for the job like Whatmore rather than a rookie like Mohsin whose beginner's luck is running out fast with the 3-0 (possibly 4-0) drubbing in the ODI's.

  • gunnerr4life on February 20, 2012, 19:57 GMT

    Come'on Mohsin ! Don't be so childish ... You were just an interim coach and you just confirmed in the ODI series that you are not capable enough ! Dav Whatmore is an experienced coach and is definitely a much better choice for this team ....

  • Ammade on February 20, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Mohsin Khan did a good job.... no doubt. But Dav whatmore is also an excellent coach. Let's see if he can get good results. Pakistan seriously needs to find some good batsmen who can score quick runs and also who are good in fielding. Bowling has never been a problem for Pakistan. It's fielding and batting that was and is a biggggg problem!!

  • drdani on February 20, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    i totally agree with mohsin..no doubt at all..keeping mohsin in or out is upto pcb but he certainly did the job for pak..hats off to him !!

  • musa441 on February 20, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    @saif if mihsin remains the coach this defensive strategy which worked well in test and failed badly in one day will continue and pak will start losing one dayers to evry top 5 team including india i think whatmore is better choice than mohsin he can make akistan bat aggressively and will choose right players for right formats unlike mohsin and misbah who played a test side in the one dayers and loook at the outcome its a disaster.

  • on February 20, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    Team was a fighting unit under Afridi. Misbah is a negative captain who is constantly trying to apply his safety first approach to one day games as well. PCB should look to replace him immediately not only as a captain but as a player as well. Farhat, Misbah, Azhar Ali should be dropped from one day side. Younis should be given a chance to decide his future in one dayers. Mohsin Khan - Well he may say whatever he wants to but a good player alone can't be a good coach and he was a good player even this is not a established fact.

  • on February 20, 2012, 17:31 GMT

    pakistan plyar no need coach

  • on February 20, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    Appointing whatmore as a coach will be very good step. Coaching young team properly and producing confidence in them is the job whatmore did for Srilankan. I hope he will be appointed soon to make this team mentally and technically strong further.

  • drnaveed on February 20, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    i think mohsin khan should continue his work as Pakistani cricket team coach,he has just lost one one-day series result and you cannot change coach on result of just one bad series.look at the good work he has done during last four months.it take years to build a winning combination, and take minutes to break one. can any ony takes guaranty that the new coach will come up with overall more better results than him?.definitely ,no one will,and i think a foreign coach will not stay for a longer period of timeespecially mr dave whatmore.yes a person,who has played more than 40 test matches for his country does not need a coaching certificate,it should be mandatory for some one like mr whatmore who has played too little test cricket.

  • wnwn on February 20, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    The test team looks good but when they go to places like England, Australia and South Africa they will be ruthlessly exposed. The ODI team is very worrying and needs a major overhaul. Players like Younis, Misbah, Malik, Farhat, Gul and Cheema need to be replaced with younger ones who are also excellent fielders.

  • on February 20, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    I can not believe that ....... Mr. Mohsin we don't want you as a coach.

  • on February 20, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    In my personal thinking, PCB has done a mistake to take Dave. When your team is doing well under Mohshin then why they moving to another. Its a silly decision by PCB. It will not give really good result.

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  • on February 20, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    In my personal thinking, PCB has done a mistake to take Dave. When your team is doing well under Mohshin then why they moving to another. Its a silly decision by PCB. It will not give really good result.

  • on February 20, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    I can not believe that ....... Mr. Mohsin we don't want you as a coach.

  • wnwn on February 20, 2012, 16:47 GMT

    The test team looks good but when they go to places like England, Australia and South Africa they will be ruthlessly exposed. The ODI team is very worrying and needs a major overhaul. Players like Younis, Misbah, Malik, Farhat, Gul and Cheema need to be replaced with younger ones who are also excellent fielders.

  • drnaveed on February 20, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    i think mohsin khan should continue his work as Pakistani cricket team coach,he has just lost one one-day series result and you cannot change coach on result of just one bad series.look at the good work he has done during last four months.it take years to build a winning combination, and take minutes to break one. can any ony takes guaranty that the new coach will come up with overall more better results than him?.definitely ,no one will,and i think a foreign coach will not stay for a longer period of timeespecially mr dave whatmore.yes a person,who has played more than 40 test matches for his country does not need a coaching certificate,it should be mandatory for some one like mr whatmore who has played too little test cricket.

  • on February 20, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    Appointing whatmore as a coach will be very good step. Coaching young team properly and producing confidence in them is the job whatmore did for Srilankan. I hope he will be appointed soon to make this team mentally and technically strong further.

  • on February 20, 2012, 17:31 GMT

    pakistan plyar no need coach

  • on February 20, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    Team was a fighting unit under Afridi. Misbah is a negative captain who is constantly trying to apply his safety first approach to one day games as well. PCB should look to replace him immediately not only as a captain but as a player as well. Farhat, Misbah, Azhar Ali should be dropped from one day side. Younis should be given a chance to decide his future in one dayers. Mohsin Khan - Well he may say whatever he wants to but a good player alone can't be a good coach and he was a good player even this is not a established fact.

  • musa441 on February 20, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    @saif if mihsin remains the coach this defensive strategy which worked well in test and failed badly in one day will continue and pak will start losing one dayers to evry top 5 team including india i think whatmore is better choice than mohsin he can make akistan bat aggressively and will choose right players for right formats unlike mohsin and misbah who played a test side in the one dayers and loook at the outcome its a disaster.

  • drdani on February 20, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    i totally agree with mohsin..no doubt at all..keeping mohsin in or out is upto pcb but he certainly did the job for pak..hats off to him !!

  • Ammade on February 20, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Mohsin Khan did a good job.... no doubt. But Dav whatmore is also an excellent coach. Let's see if he can get good results. Pakistan seriously needs to find some good batsmen who can score quick runs and also who are good in fielding. Bowling has never been a problem for Pakistan. It's fielding and batting that was and is a biggggg problem!!