Coaching should be aimed at honing cricketers' natural skills: Rashid Latif

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Karachi, Aug. 9 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has said that coaching techniques aimed at honing the natural skills of a player are more effective than those that fidget with the abilities of a player.

Speaking ahead of the start of the three-week NCA coaching camp, Latif said that he and his colleagues would ensure that the players were trained keeping intact their natural abilities.

As many as 28 players, who would attend the camp were picked on their potential and performances during the last domestic season, The Nation reports.

Latif recalled how a young fast bowler Ateeq-ur-Rehman was advised to change his bowling style, which eventually resulted in him losing the effectiveness that nature had given him.

He said Wasim Akram became the greatest left arm pacer because he was allowed to bowl in his natural style though some felt that his delivery style was not ideal for a left armer.

Hoping that the selected players would be mentally tougher at the end of the three weeks camp, Latif said special stress would be laid to teach the players about benefits of having a positive attitude. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, August 9, 2009, 15:18 [IST]
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