Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar went on to express his interest in becoming India’s bowling coach if ever gets an offer. He also explained that he is capable of grooming “more aggressive, fast and talkative” pacers. Akhtar expressed his willingness in an interview on the social networking app ‘Helo’.
Asked if he has the desire of being an association with the Indian bowling unit in the future, he responded as affirmative. India’s current bowling is Bharat Arun.
However, Shoaib said, “I will definitely. My job is to spread knowledge. What I have learned is knowledge and I will spread it. One of the fastest bowlers to have played the game of cricket, he added, “I will produce more aggressive, fast, and more talkative bowlers than the current ones who will tell-off the batsmen in a way that you will enjoy a lot.”
Akhtar also asserted said he has always wanted to share his knowledge among budding cricketers and that he is looking to produce more aggressive bowlers. He also added that he would like to “coach” IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, for whom he has played in the cash-rich T20 league’s inaugural edition.
The former fast bowler also spoke about his early interactions with Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar in the 1998 series.
Akhtar further elaborated, “I had seen him but didn’t know how big a name he was in India. In Chennai, I got to know that he was known as a god in India. Mind you, he is a very good friend of mine. In 1998, when I bowled as fast as I could, the Indian public celebrated with me. I have a big fan following in India.”