Mohsin Khan was Pakistan's interim coach during the series against England. He has raised questions over Pakistan's loss in the ODI series. – File photo by AFP

KARACHI, July 3: Former Test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has called upon former Test opener and ex-chief coach Mohsin Khan to come out up with the truth about Pakistan's 5-0 loss in the One-day International (ODIs) series against England earlier this year in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mohsin, in a recent interview, alleged that Pakistan team's performance ‘unnaturally’ nose-dived in the ODI series against England early this year after they had blanked world number one side 3-0 in the Test series.

“Mohsin is misleading the followers of the game and the nation without coming out with any definite statement on Pakistan loss against England in the ODIs,” Qadir said in an interview here on Tuesday prior to his departure for Lahore after conducting the spinners trials in the PCB Skill Consultant Programme.

“It is the coach’s job as well as of the manager to submit these things in their report. Why did Mohsin not express these suspicions in his report,” asked the former chief selector.

“If you don't have any solid evidence, then please shut-up and avoid damaging Pakistan cricket further and misleading people,” he bluntly remarked.

Qadir lamented that while Mohsin was vaguely alleging that the team under-performed against England, he was also trying to pose as Mr nice guy by not making a clear statement.

He appealed to PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf to look into the matter and save Pakistan cricket from any more controversy or defamation.—APP

Updated Jul 03, 2012 09:31pm

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zakaria
Jul 04, 2012 05:43pm
So what ever he might say a good decision was made.We need foreign coaches as they analyze and think ahead far better than local coaches.As a matter of fact all cricket teams have foreign coaches.india had kirsten,australia has micky arthur and england has andy flower.So i feel dav whatmore can offer more than mohsin as he has coached Srilanka,bangladesh and recently national cricket academy in india.you have to give him sometime to see results. Now back to qadir,he is just being crazy.Sir just find some talent while you are supervising trails for out standing talent, countrywide.Plain and simple keep quiet as you yourself put it nicely
zakaria
Jul 04, 2012 05:43pm
Now is mohsin a good coach.The answer is NO.pakistan did,nt win matches because mohsin did something special.He was just talking about mental game and talking to players becoming mentally strong.Pakistan team has a psychologist to cope with mental issues.Coach job is to devise plans and construct ideas if things didnt go as planned.Mohsin totally relied on misbah and had nothing sharp to say about.You need a planner and analyzer for a coach job and someone who dealt with different team plans and how to utilize players so that team can win matches.After all it is a team game.Mohsin lacks all that.His only emphasis was avoid controversy and do your best.Thats not what a team needs from a coach.A captain can do all that.We need a planner and a thinker.Mohsin doesnt fit the role.
zakaria
Jul 04, 2012 05:43pm
I agree with most people here.All mohsin said he had no apparent reason but slackish approach to ODI and T20 formats and we lost both to England.qadir is just making a mountain out of mole.Mohsin really didnt say or suspected foul play in pakistan Defeats.It was simply a case of england playing better cricket.Pakistan is not entitled to win every match they play.They will loose and will have to loose as i is natural for any team in the world.australia being only excption because of high class professional approach to the game.Why pakistan dont have it is because of poor and pathetic domestic cricket structure.We dont produce players of ian chappell or ricky ponting stature.And we may never will.
Dr. Asad Sadick
Jul 04, 2012 09:49am
Mohsin is mad at being fired as coach and is using cheap methods via the manipulative and biased media (Bolain kia baat hay) to air his hurt feelings. What a shame.
Syed
Jul 04, 2012 09:50am
He is also the person to degrade Saeed Ajmal the best spinner for Pakistan (for now) and give in his retirement as selector, after the others approved Ajmal's selection to be necessary....I'm not sure, but as a cricketer I used to admire him. Ever since I heard him on TV talking nonsense I lost my admiration. Some people shouldn't open their mouths. In this case It proves to be right!
Fuzail Z. Ahmad
Jul 04, 2012 07:44am
Abdul Qadir should just shut up. He is indirectly kicking up a storm and it has, not Mohsin's, statements that are damaging Pakistan Cricket.
Hassan Sheikh
Jul 05, 2012 07:50pm
Dear Azam, Mohsin did nothing to mention here. Mohsin was very lucky man NOT coach and all that is because of WAQAR YOUNUS. Before Waqar, Pakistan team was totally down to earth. The very hard work which waqar and Afridi and later Misbah has put Pakistan team into a respectable team and eventually started producing the results OR fruits. Then later Mohsin; a luck man came as a coach and he had to eat the fruits grown by WAQAR.
Azam Kadeer
Jul 04, 2012 10:17am
if we look at our record imported coach never delivered because our players do not feel comfortable. Record speak it self. if we want our cricket to be groom we do need coach like Mohsin. look his record he was not professional coach but how he help our team . seem like we are forgetting
Tariq Mian
Jul 04, 2012 10:44am
Both need to hold their horses. Anyways no body take them seriously.
Ahmed
Jul 04, 2012 01:33pm
Pakistanis have an appetite for arguments. Abdul Qadir is further fueling this speculation by commenting on Mohsin's statements. Its like in "we are a party that has been formed to end all the party politics"...inherently self defeating. All of us should learn the wisdom of keeping quite at time, most of the times !
omar
Jul 04, 2012 12:35pm
Lets for a second forget about both Mohsin and Qadir and what they have said and ask yourself, here is a team who is lashed out by another team 3-0 in test series and then here is this team which reverses the pattern 100% in the the ODI's the winners become the losers and vice versa. No statistics in the world can predict this pattern of sudden drop of form and loss. Scientifically speaking, I smell something fishy.