“Don’t waste time there,” Harbhajan Urges Gary Kirsten to Quit Pakistan Coach Role


Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has taken to social media, urging his friend and former India head coach, Gary Kirsten, to step down from his position as the head coach of the Pakistan men’s cricket team.

Kirsten’s first assignment with Pakistan ended in disappointment as the team was knocked out in the group stages of the T20 World Cup. His comments about the lack of unity within the Pakistan cricket team raised eyebrows. Kirsten had expressed the challenges of working in an environment with multiple factions.

“There’s no unity in Pakistan’s team. They call it a team, but it isn’t a team. They aren’t supporting each other; everyone is separated, left and right. I’ve worked with many teams, but I’ve never seen such a situation,” Kirsten said.

Harbhajan Singh replies to Gary Kirsten’s comments

“Don’t waste ur time there Gary.. Come back to Coach Team INDIA. Gary Kirsten is One of the rare gems/ A great coach, mentor, and friend to all in the 1202 team. Our winning coach of the 2011 World Cup. Special Man Gary,” Harbhajan Singh said in a post on X.

Gary Kirsten, a rare gem in coaching, had previously led India to their historic 2011 World Cup triumph. His tenure with the Indian team from 2008 to 2011 culminated in that unforgettable evening in Mumbai when MS Dhoni’s men lifted the coveted trophy after a 28-year wait.

Pakistan were knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2024 as early as the group stage. It was Gary Kirsten’s first stint with Babar Azam and his men as the former South Africa opener was roped in by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) before the T20 showpiece event.

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