Ex- Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has set his sights on a coaching profession after agreeing to take charge of a leading domestic team. Shoaib Akhtar, 38, who retired in 2011 during the 50-over World Cup, was offered the position of head coach by State bank for the forthcoming domestic season in Pakistan.
“Shoaib has agreed to become head coach of our team and we are very pleased he has shown interest in coaching a domestic team,” Zaheer-ul-Hassan, the manager of the bank team, told Reuters. “Contract papers are being prepared after Shoaib confirmed his interest in coaching our team.”
State bank are among the top teams on the first-class circuit but have struggled to get top position during the last 2 seasons. Shoaib Akhtar, popular during his playing days for his raw pace, has said in the past that he was interested in a coaching job. The fast bowler, who took 178 test wickets and 247 ODI wickets during his career, had even offered in the past to work with the Pakistan fast bowlers if the country’s cricket board contacted him.