Akram keen to coach Knight Riders


The former tearaway said he had received a call from Shah Rukh’s secretary, inviting him for a ‘chat’ to discuss a coaching assignment with the Knight Riders on August 30.
“Sunday, I will be there for sure and I am keen. I am ready. Check me out,” said Akram, who has emerged as a strong contender for the job.

“I have never done formal coaching before. It is a different skill and is honed over a period of time. It requires a lot of patience and that is something I have acquired over a period of time. It’s worth giving the KKR job a shot,” he told Mobile ESPN.

Asked if was aware that he was vying with the likes of John Wright and Richard Pybus to replace John Buchanan, Akram said he was confident about passing on his valuable experience to players.

“I have played 20 years of international cricket. I have played alongside Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle. I will be able to pass on some skills.”

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