The coaching staff of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has undergone a shift. Hamid Hassan, a former fast bowler for them, has been named the new bowling coach for the men’s national cricket team. During the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan, Hassan will assume his position.
Hassan, who is regarded as one of Afghanistan’s all-time best players, played for the national team in 38 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals, taking 59 and 35 wickets each time. He led Afghanistan’s bowling attack for many years, and he will now carry out his duties as their bowling coach. “Afghanistan’s Fast Bowling Great @hamidhassanHH retired from International Cricket and has been named as AfghanAtalan’s New Bowling Coach,” Afghanistan Cricket Board posted on Twitter as they made the announcement.
Afghanistan will now play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series that will start on March 25 following their most recent series against the UAE. The seasoned bowler came forward following the announcement that Hassan had been designated the bowling coach for Afghanistan to discuss seizing the chance.
“Cricket has been my life over the past two-three decades and is in fact something that has been my passion for my whole life. It’s a difficult decision for me to retire from the game I love the most, but I’m doing this for the sake of my country and my team,” he said in a media release shared by ACB.
“At the same time, I’m honored and pleased to have the opportunity to take the role of the bowling coach of our National Team. I have enjoyed every bit of my playing career with this team, and the opportunity to work with our young bowling group is something I am looking forward to. I’ve been watching our fast bowling group closely and am excited to work with them to make this group as strong as or even stronger than our spinning department,” he added.