Karachi: Former captains Waqar Younis and Aamir Sohail have thrown their weight behind interim Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan and credited him and captain Misbah-ul-Haq for introducing a discipline regime and attitude in the Pakistan team.
Their comments come at a time when a debate is raging in Pakistan cricket circles on whether the Pakistan board should replace Mohsin after the England series with Australian Dav Whatmore.
"I think Mohsin Khan deserves lot of credit for the way the team has been performing in recent months. He has worked well with Misbah and brought discipline to the team and the board should take note of this," Waqar told Geo News Channel.
Waqar Younis and Aamir Sohail strengthen interim coach Mohsin Khan's case for permanent role.
The former fast bowler's comments are likely to cause a stir as Mohsin replaced him as Pakistan team coach after he had resigned last September due to personal and health reasons.
Waqar said there was no doubt that Pakistan's series win over England was a big achievement and their victory in the second Test was commendable and highlighted the fighting spirit in the side.
"The pitch at Abu Dhabi was a very good Test pitch and only really skillful batting could get you runs. I think our spinners were outstanding in both innings and they delivered at the right time," he said.
He also said that Saeed Ajmal's performance was not a surprise at all for him as he had always threatened to be a top spinner but it was the way the unsung Abdul Rehman had put his hand up and delivered that pleased him.
Aamir Sohail also singled out Mohsin for praise saying since he became coach he had formed a good partnership with Misbah.
"This win over England, it is one of the big achievements of our cricket. In the past we always had lot of talent in the team and individual match winners but this is perhaps the most disciplined Pakistan team I have seen," Sohail said.