Srinagar, April 12: Moin Khan, former Pakistan wicket-keeper Saturday said that current generation of players don’t have many people to look acter like they way it was during his time.
He, in a conversation with Wasim Akram, insisted that there were many role models when they played, however, nowadays, cricketers lack that thing.
“People come and tell us your generation had amazing players. My personal opinion is that we used to idolise great players who came before us,” Moin told Akram in a video uploaded on BSport Pakistan’s YouTube channel.
“We tried to reach their standard and set the bar high for ourselves. Nowadays, players tend not to compare their performances against others. Maybe they are just playing for themselves, that could be one of the reasons. Also, there are lot of cricketers these days due to T20 cricket so consistency is a bit difficult for players these days,” he added.
Wasim also unveiled he wanted to follow the footprints of Pakistan’s World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan during his early days.
“When I broke into the team, my aim was to take more wickets than Imran Khan. When you came into the team your mindset must be to take more catches and effect more stumpings than your heroes, Akram said.
“I used to idolise my heroes what they used to do. How many catches they had, how they used to play. How much hard work I will have to put in to beat their mark. Inzamam-ul-Haq, my roommate, he was also the same. He used to say ‘he has scored these many runs and now I will have to score more’,” Moin said.