Waqar Younis to coach Sarfraz Ahmed-led Bengal Tigers in T10 League

Waqar Younis to coach Sarfraz Ahmed-led Bengal Tigers in T10 League

We are thrilled over having Safraz as our captain and Waqar Younis as coach: Team owner

Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

In recent developments from the inaugural T10 League, former fast bowler and coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Waqar Younis, is all set to coach the Bengal Tigers franchise along with Sarfraz Ahmed leading their side.

It was only recently announced that the Champions Trophy winning captain of the Pakistan team, Sarfraz Ahmed, would be leading the Bengal Tigers in the tournament scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The owners of the Bengal Tiger team are the Danube Group and NB Ventures. The Sajan brothers — Rizwan and Anis — along with Neelesh Bhatnagar of NB Ventures and Shirajuddin Alam are the owners. Anis Sajan seemed elated about the recent development of their franchise.

“We are thrilled over having Safraz as our captain and Waqar Younis as coach. I have closely interacted with Waqar when he was coach of the Pakistan team and we both have a strong bonding and moreover, he is an experienced coach too. Our local bonding will help our team,” commented Anis Sajan according to Gulf News.

Hoping to get the best players during draft: Anis Sajan

“Sarfraz is a young captain and has done very well for both Pakistan team and the Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League [PSL] in the short format and his experience of playing in Sharjah will be a great boost for the whole team,” further added the MD of Danube Group. As a matter of fact, during the early stages of his career, Sarfraz has represented Danube Group at the domestic level.

“We have made the announcements early because the tournament is just one-and-half months away and it’s important to be ready with the captain and the Head Coach as they are the two key people who will be running the show,” Sajan stated.

“We are hoping to get the best players during the Players Draft, to be held on November 5,” concluded Sajan who was the mentor of the Indian team during the Indoor World Cup.