ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq on Thursday said that he is always available for any coaching assignment for Pakistan cricket.
He also confirmed that he had extended his coaching contract with the Afghanistan cricket team for a year.
“They offered me the option of a two-year and three-year contract and initially I was considering the two-year contracts but due to family commitments I have for now signed a one-year contract with them,” Inzamam said.
“I enjoyed the challenge of coaching the Afghanistan players as they have a lot of passion and talent in them,” he said.
Inzamam, who appeared in 120 Tests and 388 One-day internationals, had last month taken up a temporary coaching assignment with the Afghanistan team for their tour of Zimbabwe where they emerged winners by 3-2 in ODIs and won two T20 matches as well, Cricket Next reported.
Afghanistan played as a qualifier in the 2015 World Cup and will play their fourth World Twenty20 in India next year.
Inzamam said he would focus on improving the Afghanistan team’s mental strength and cricket acumen during off-season.
“That would be a real challenge trying to make them sharper cricketers and better readers of the game and to fine tune their skills,” he said.
SOURCE : APP