Aaqib Javed is one of the worst coaches of the century - Atiq uz Zaman

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    Former Pakistan cricketer Atiquz Zaman has made shocking allegations against Lahore Qalandars head coach Aaqib Javed and former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum related to the third season of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL).

    Zaman was part of the Lahore Qalandars coaching staff as fielding coach during PSL3, which also included Aaqib, former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq as batting consultant, former Test player Kabir Khan as bowling coach and New Zealand’s Kyle Mills as technical and tactical advisor of the team.

    While speaking in a Youtube video, Zaman accused Aaqib of shying away from responsibility as the head coach of Lahore Qalandars.



    “According to me, Aaqib Javed is one of the worst coaches of the century. Despite losing three matches from winning positions, he didn’t do any review of the performance,” said Atiq. “He used to make no plans with regards to who would be the openers or which bowler will open the bowling. There was a club level setup in Qalandars. He used to send players depending on his mood. He never used to go inside the field during strategic timeout and always used to send other members of the coaching staff.”

    “Aaqib never got the team together before the match. There was absolutely no culture in the team. He used to change three or four players after every match. I have done analysis of every ball as a fielding coach on a sheet. Aaqib never asked for that sheet or tried to read it. Maybe he wouldn’t have understood it since it is in English,” he added.

    Former wicketkeeper-batsman also revealed that Mills was hired to act as a messenger of Qalandars captain McCullum.

    “McCullum never used to attend team meetings. Kyle Mills used to act as his messenger and deliver the message to him after the meeting,” he said. “I said in the meeting that I don’t understand how McCullum attempted a single when seven runs were needed in the last over with only two wickets left. I gave my honest opinion and later I was restricted to my hotel.”

    “Aaqib was doing what McCullum asked him to do. Similarly, Kabir Khan was also stopped from going to the stadium after McCullum accused him of supporting the opposition side due to his reaction to a dropped catch of McCulllum,” he added.

    Atiq also accused Aaqib of doing injustice with several Pakistan players in the side during the season.

    “Aaqib also said that he wouldn’t let Umar Akmal play for Lahore Qalandars till the time he is the coach,” he said. “They made Raza Hasan a scapegoat by bowling him in powerplay overs and then dropped him after a few games. Aqib had also decided before the season to drop Bilawal Bhatti from the squad. He was not getting an excuse to send him back. He wanted a batsman instead of Bilawal. So he made an excuse that Bilawal can’t throw well and declared him unfit with the help of his close doctor friend.”

    Atiq added that he wanted to expose the entire matter in the media during the tournament but didn’t do it in order to maintain the reputation of PSL and Lahore Qalandars.
     
  2. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Whispering Death

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    Atiq who? Never heard of this person.
     
  3. Patriot
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    who is this Atiq guy
     
  4. Don Quixote
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    Aqib Javed is a rubbish administrator/coach that is for sure.
     
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    former WK.
     
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    saiyan0321 Cornered Tiger

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    shocking. most pakistani coaches are since they rarely if ever go through the coaching courses and bank on their playing days.
     
  7. Mohammed Bilal
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    Well I really don't understand. Aqib being mediocre is a well known fact. And Mccullum - why does he need to bother with PSL. Same as when BPL is on no body cares but Bangladeshis, Similarly at PSL no body cares apart from Pakistan fans but we think everyone needs to care. Mccullum after his NZ career wanted bit of cash. Can't blame him. Mainly foreign players try best at IPL.
     
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    Question is, what is Fawad Rana saab doing about his team other than making puppy cute faces during the games?

    You just can't keep fielding a new team every year hoping for a positive outcome when the dressing room staff remains untouched for 5 seasons.
     
  9. Del
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    This tells me that Rana brothers cricketing acumen is absolute zilch, as they dont understand the role of a coaching stuff, specially head coach, who supposed to lay down game plan. Most of the time I dont see any game plan from LQ, heck they even struggle to finish their 20 overs at times, which is a shame - how on earth you can do well in a tournament with such shambolic show?
     
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    maddgenius Whispering Death

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    Aqib is a joke. Has ruined many careers too
     
  12. Cani
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    Cani Emerging Player

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    Including his own ;)
     
  13. Del
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    Del Cornered Tiger

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    Thats why many calls him "chief destroyer" :D.
     

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