Karachi: Former Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis, who recently resigned from his post, has landed a new job as he is all set to commentate in the ninth edition of the IPL.
The 44-year-old had signed a deal with Indian TV channel Sony to cover this year’s IPL season. Waqar had stepped down from the post of the head coach after Pakistan’s humiliating exit from the World T20 at the group stage.
Declaring his resignation with a heavy heart, the 44-year-old said that PCB‘s failure to implement his recommendations after 2015 World Cup and leak of a confidential report after the team’s World T20 exit played a major role behind his resignation three months before his contract expires. The former bowler appeared in 87 Tests and 262 ODIs for Pakistan, where he claimed a total of 789 international wickets. The IPL9 will kick start from tomorrow, when Mumbai Indians will take on new team Rising Pune in the opening match at the Wankhede Stadium.
Earlier, Waqar had launched a blistering tirade on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for ‘leaking’ and ‘ twisting’ details of his confidential report on the national team’s performance since he over as the team’s head coach. Earlier, the former pace spearhead had presented a strongly worded and detailed report to the PCB on Tuesday and later to the fact-finding committee formed to assess Pakistan’s poor performance in the World Twenty20. However, the disclosure of his report attracted the ire of Waqar, who questioned who was leaking information from the confidential reports.