Miandad hopeful about Pakistan`s cricket future

Karachi: Pakistan`s legendary batsman Javed Miandad says his country has bright future in cricket because of the presence of talented youngsters.

The former Pakistan captain, who is imparting training to youngsters at a summer camp for U-19 and `A` team, sees a lot of passion among youngsters that gives him hope that his country can return to the list of world-class teams.

Pakistan has in the recent past slumped in ICC rankings to a disappointing sixth and seventh position in Test and ODI ratings respectively.

Miandad believes there is immense talent in the country.

“These youngsters have enormous abilities to shine at international level. I can say that Pakistan`s cricket future is safe and, in fact, it is bright,” he said.

Miandad added that the players are keen to learn, which he termed as a good sign.

“They have the hunger to learn and it gives me confidence about their future,” he said.

Miandad, who is also serving as director general of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said by mixing these youngsters with senior players, a team of international standards can be formed.

“By including three to four senior players among these youngsters, Pakistan can prepare a team which can compete with top teams in the world,” he said.

Bureau Report