PCB’s online training sessions come to an end


LAHORE, MAY 10 (DNA) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that its series of online lectures being conducted during the coronavirus lockdown have come to an end.

“The series of online sessions of cricket greats with current and emerging red and white-ball cricketers to help them remain focused and make optimum use of their time in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown ended on Saturday.

The sessions included some of the biggest names in Pakistan cricket and allowed current and future players to learn from some of the finest players to ever ply their trade in the country.

The mainstays of the international side also praised the initiative. “The online sessions were very rewarding, wonderful and have helped in increasing the confidence of the players.

Babar’s predecessor Sarfaraz, who is still the captain of the ODI side, was similarly happy to learn from the likes of Rashid and Moin. “I consider myself fortunate to belong to a city which is famous for producing top notch wicketkeepers, including Rashid Latif and Moin Khan. Since I also live in Karachi, I keep interacting with both from time to time yet each and every session with these greats provides some valuable lessons and these lectures were no different.”

Pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi was also understandably delighted to have been able to pick the brain of perhaps the finest left-arm pacer ever in Wasim Akram. “These lectures were very useful for me as I learned a lot about various aspects of the game, including both skill and the mental side. I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of Wasim Akram’s online session,” said the 20-year-old. “Wasim told us to bowl without fear and with confidence, he remains my ideal and I strive to emulate his success by continuing to work hard on my game in the years ahead.”=DNA