I can't wait to put into practice the advice that Yousuf and Younis gave: Babar Azam

LAHORE: the online segment of Cricket greats with current and emerging red and white-ball Cricket ers to help them remain focused and make optimum use of their time in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown ended on Saturday.

The conferences started on April 27 and lasted two weeks; were led by the legends of Pakistan Cricket who won international acclaim with their consistent performances. The list of Cricket ers who delivered the lectures included Javed Miandad, Wasim akram , Rashid Latif, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mohammad Yousuf, Moin Khan, Younis Khan and Shoaib Akhtar.

The greats of Pakistan and world Cricket spoke at length about their Cricket ing journey and gave some very useful tips to Pakistan's current and emerging players. Batting, fast and spin bowling and wicketkeeping departments were widely covered by players who all spoke about their relevant specialisations in the lectures.

A total of 45 current and emerging players participated in the conferences.

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pakistanheadcoachandcoachmisbah-ul-haqsaid:iamgratefultoallthegreatswhotooktimeandtalkedtotheplayers.theseconferenceshaveproventobeawonderfulexperienceforplayers,especiallyintheseunprecedentedandchallengingtimes.

"lifeandcricketingexperiencessharedbythelikesofjavedmiandad,wasimakram,mushtaqahmedandyouniskhanwillencouragetheplayers.ialsofoundthesessionsveryrewardingasastudentofthegame.suchinteractivesessionsbetweentheplayersofthepastandpresentprovidearareopportunityinnarrowingthegapbetweendifferentgenerationsofplayers.

thegreatsdiscussedvariousproductivewaystospendtimeinisolationwhilegivingimportanttipsfortheenglandtour,includingtipsforstrengtheningplayers'minds.

battingpillarbabarazam,said:theonlinesessionswereveryrewarding,wonderfulandhavehelpedinincreasingtheconfidenceoftheplayers.fromthestartofmycareerihavetriedtomodelmygameandseekinspirationfrommohammadyousufandyouniskhan.

listeningtothemhasfurtherincreasedmyconfidenceandicannotwaittoputintopracticetheadvicetheygaveduringtheconferences.iftheblockingpersistsforalongtime,iwouldendeavortokeepintouchwiththeseplayersandseektheirguidanceforthelongterm.

sarfarazahmed,aformercaptainandwicketkeeperfighter,said:iconsidermyselfluckytobelongtoacitythatisfamousforproducingworld-classwicketkeepers,includingrashidlatifandmoinkhan.sinceialsoliveinkarachi,istillinteractwithbothfromtimetotime.however,eachsessionwiththesegreatsprovidessomevaluablelessonsandtheseconferenceswerenodifferent.

moinkhanandrashidlatifimprovedmyconfidence; the advice of these great wicketkeeping experts is very helpful to me.

Yasir Shah, who spun the test leg, said: Mushtaq Ahmed has always supported me, especially in difficult situations and during bad patches.

His lecture was very helpful to me as I received some invaluable insights into English conditions based on Mushtaq's rich experience of playing and training in England.

Test fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi said: "These lectures were very useful for me as I learned a lot about various aspects of the game, including both skill and the mental side. I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of Wasim akram 's online session.

Wasim told us to play fearlessly and with confidence, he remains my ideal and I strive to emulate his success by continuing to work hard on my game for years to come.

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