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Mahmood's coaching was suited for T20 only: Shinwari

Left-arm pacer is looking forward to working with Waqar Younis

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Pakistan left-arm pacer Usman Khan Shinwari believes that the former Men in Green’s bowling coach Azhar Mahmood is only suited for coaching in Twenty20 cricket.

While speaking in a press conference at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Shinwari said that he is looking forward to working with legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis.

“Azhar Mahmood’s coaching was limited to Twenty20 cricket,” said Shinwari. “Since he had played in a lot of leagues, he mainly used to help us in bowling slower ones and Yorkers for T20.Whereas, Waqar bhai can advise on all three formats.”

“I want to learn about seaming and swinging the new ball from Vicky bhai,” he added.

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The left-arm pacer insisted that he is committed towards representing the country in every format.

 “It is Amir and Wahab’s personal decision to give up the longer format as they are aware of how much burden their body can take,” he said. “However, I am focused on playing for Pakistan in all formats.”

The 25-year-old is also excited with the prospect of playing under newly-appointed Pakistan head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq.

“I have played under Misbah bhai’s captaincy before and I learned a lot from him,” he said. “I am happy with his appointment as head coach as he observes every session and gives confidence to his bowlers.”