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Sports – Posted: Dec 1, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

Posted: Dec 1, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 hour ago



Pakistan team bowling
consultant Vernon Philander has said that he loved his time with the Pakistan
cricket team.

The former South Africa pacer was appointed as bowling
consultant by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the recently concluded ICC
Men’s T20 World Cup.

He also travelled with the team during the ongoing tour of
Bangladesh however; he has to bid farewell and return home in order as threat
of new coronavirus variant (omicron) looms.

“I loved my time with these boys,” he said in a video
message released by the board.  “All of
them are really hard working. I arrived in Pakistan before the World Cup and I
loved working and understanding these players.”

The 36-year-old said that he got an opportunity to know them
on a personal level.

He also shed a light on Pakistan’s defeat in the semi-final
against Australia.

“I told them [fast bowlers] that there are a few areas
that need work,” he said. “The response from all of them was quite positive.
Unfortunately, we lost a close semi-final but I think the overall team effort
was really good.”.



 

 

 

 



 

 

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