Top Pakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah reacts over appointment of Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis
KARACHI: Top Pakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah breaks silence over appointment of Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis.
Yasir Shah has made it clear that he is more comfortable working under local coaches rather than foreigners.
Talking to the media here, Yasir said since making a comeback to the Test team in 2014, he had felt more comfortable working under local coaches.
"It has helped me a lot when we have had local coaches because they help a lot. I can say that Waqar Younis and Mushtaq Ahmed helped me a lot when they were with us. With foreign coaches I feel it becomes a bit difficult due to communication issues," he said.
The leg-spinner who is the fastest to reach 200 Test wickets said he faced problems communicating with foreign coaches due to language barriers.
He admitted there were times when he couldn't fully grasp what his former head coach, Mickey Arthur, was trying to tell him.
"At times I couldn't convey what I wanted to discuss across to foreign coaches."
He said that a leg-spinner required the full support and confidence of his captain and coaches to succeed and this is where he felt communication was easier with local coaches.
Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach cum chief selector after experimenting for three years with Arthur.