The importance of quality coaching of the junior level sides is paramount considering that these youngsters go on to elevate the stature of the country in the sport in the future.
One does not have to look far to see how Rahul Dravid’s coaching of the Indian Under-19 and ‘A’ sides has tremendously impacted and already stars in Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah have taken India to new heights.
Harboring similar sentiments, former Pakistan cricketer Atiq-uz-Zaman has stated his desire to take up coaching jobs of the junior teams. While everyone is focused on becoming the head coach of the senior team, Atiq’s noble intentions are a breath of fresh air.
Pakistan desperately requires watchful guidance at the junior levels to develop the techniques of the young lot and polish their raw skills.