Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis refuses to quit, says won't go out as villain

Legendary pacer also lashed out at his critics, who are  severely blaming him for team's failure.

Last Updated: Apr 03, 2016, 19:04 PM IST
Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis refuses to quit, says won't go out as villain

New Delhi: Despite being in the line of fire after team's dismal performance in the ICC World Twenty20 and Asia Cup, Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis on Sunday refused to step down from his position.

The former skipper of Pakistan said he would not go out as a "villain".

"I am being portrayed as the villain. If the Board wants to remove me they first have to inform me in writing. I have no issues but I will not go like this," Waqar told PTI.

Legendary pacer also lashed out at his critics, who are  severely blaming him for team's failure.

"I think first these people should look at their own self. I don't want to get into a war of words with them right now," he said.

Waqar, whose two-year contract expires in May, said he had tried his best to settle the team.

Livid that the report prepared by him and team manager Intikhab Alam was leaked to the media, Waqar demanded that those responsible for it be penalized.

"Leakage of confidential reports is a crime and first I want the people or person who did this to be exposed and punished for putting Pakistan cricket in turmoil," he said.

(With PTI inputs)