Karachi: Unimpressed by Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis’ public apology for the team’s disastrousWorld Twenty20captain, former captains Ramiz Raja and Muhammad Yousuf have said it was a case of too little too late.
Former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, however, said he had been pained by the way Waqar had offered his apology on Tuesday before the media. “Waqar is one of our greats and it was painful to see him apologising. I don’t think anything will change by individuals apologising. A lot of things need to be set right in Pakistan cricket,” Akhtar said on ‘Geo News’.
Ramiz said on the same channel that even in the past, lot of people had been pardoned for failing to deliver good results. “The thing is no one is willing to face criticism or resign voluntarily. If the team had been producing good results the situation would have been different. The sad part is that neither have we seen a change in performance nor the mindset. So the time has now come for changes,” he said. Ramiz said he had played with Waqar and didn’t want to hurt him by saying anything more. “A lot of space and liberty has already been given to stakeholders. Now the time has come for hard decisions,” Ramiz said.