LAHORE: All rounder Azhar Mahmood who has played for international team for almost ten years, likely to join Pakistan team coaching staff as bowling coach.
Head coach Waqar Younis showed his excitement and welcome Azhar Mahmood via tweet.
Excited and looking forward to welcoming @AzharMahmood11 to team management Pakistan Cricket. Welcome Aboard Aju!
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) February 19, 2016
The 40-year-old will take charge from Mushtaq Ahmed, leg-spinner will be appointed as head coach in National Cricket Academy.
According to reports, Mushtaq Ahmed had informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he will unable to fulfil his commitment as bowling coach of Pakistan team due to his personal commitments, board after consulting head coach Waqar Younis called Azhar Mahmood to take responsibility bowling coach for Pakistan national team.
In 2007, Azhar Mahmood has played last international match for Pakistan against Ireland, since than he is playing English county and representing different teams in T20 leagues around the world. In the first edition of Pakistan Super League he is representing Islamabad United, team led by Misbah ul Haq.
International Career of Azhar Mahmood:
Azhar has made his Test debut against South Africa in 1997, where he has scored century, he has played 21 Test matches, made 900 runs and picked 39 wickets. His ODI debut was against India in 1996, he has played 143 matches, scored 1521 runs and claimed 123 wickets.