Lahore, Aug 18 : Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that there is a shortage of fast strike bowlers despite having good talent in the country.
Pakistan is in search of bowling coach and a committee headed by Intikhab Alam has already short-listed the names of coaches, in which a few foreign coaches including McDermott, the former Australia fast bowler, has also been included.
The Rawalpindi Express said that the current lot of bowlers is good but feels there is no strike bowler in it, The Nation reports.
"The current lot of bowlers is good, but not as good as what we are known for in our strong history of fast bowling. I always hear that we have talent, but what more important is to hunt that talent. Unfortunately, we are struggling in fast bowling for the last one and half years," he said.
Akhtar suggested that PCB should use the services of past greats, like Imran Khan, to unearth talent.
"I prefer if PCB call Imran Khan at least for one day. That will make a difference. He has that eye to spot the talent and it will be ideal if Imran can take out some time," he said.
Recently, the PCB had also made a formal offer to Wasim Akram for a short-term coaching role for young fast bowlers, but an agreement couldn't be reached owing to Akram's busy schedule. (ANI)
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