Saqlain Mushtaq

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Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Qadir Obeidi ) : “It is an honour and pride for me to formally induct Abdul Qadir into the PCB Hall of Fame on behalf of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Abdul Qadir is a hero and a star for all generations for his outstanding and marvelous contributions to this great game” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 1, 2022 9:16:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “Before this series, our mission was to beat Australia and win the series,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Babar Azam ) : “I have no doubt about Babar,” “He’s a world-class player, strong leader, equally good against spin and fast bowlers. He has played lots of knocks for Pakistan and every [cricket] expert in the world talks about him” External link

dawn Friday, February 18, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Babar Azam ) : "I have no doubt about Babar," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "Australian players should come to Pakistan without any fear. Pakistan always welcomes the other cricketing teams wholeheartedly," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "The work on Hasnain's bowling action is in progress, and we will hear a piece of good news about it soon" External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Mohammed Yusuf ) : "Yousuf has been appointed for the short team in the beginning. The team will benefit from him a lot," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Players are giving their all, their heart and soul, in the field, during practice [sessions] and matches. I will give a lot of credit to them,” “I am enjoying my time with the Pakistan team as head coach. It is always an honour to serve your country. Every day is a new day and I start my day with thoughts of serving Pakistan cricket and the players. "I prefer empowering players and I let them express their mind after telling them about the options. It is heartening to see players backing each other,” External link

geo-tv Thursday, December 16, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "It is a matter of honour for me, that I am challenging the world's number one batsman," External link

geo-tv Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “It is a reminder goal for all of us. And we start our day/practice session, be it fielding, batting or bowling, by keeping this [flag] in front of us. I think it’s a great reminder and its working really nicely since we started this philosophy,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “It is a reminder goal for all of us. And we start our day/practice session, be it fielding, batting or bowling, by keeping this [flag] in front of us. I think it’s a great reminder and its working really nicely since we started this philosophy,” External link

dawn Monday, December 13, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : "A wonderful person joined us on October 15, 2021, right before the ICC Men's T20 World Cup and today (November 29) he is leaving us" External link

geo-tv Monday, November 29, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We know Afghanistan is a very good team but our plans are well-placed and we need to execute those plans as we have done in the first two games," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We are playing with the mindset of world champions,” External link

citizen Friday, October 29, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : “Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them,” External link

citizen Friday, October 29, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We know Afghanistan is a very good team but our plans are well-placed and we need to execute those plans as we have done in the first two games,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, October 29, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : “Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners. They have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world. But, we have plans against them,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, October 29, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "When you come with a mindset to become a world champion then you don't think about the opponent," External link

irishsun Friday, October 29, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We know Afghanistan is a very good team but our plans are well-placed and we need to execute those plans as we have done in the first two games," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “In a mega event, you play with all the teams with the same intensity, attitude and mindset,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our players are well aware of these conditions, " External link

geo-tv Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We are playing with the mindset of world champions," External link

geo-tv Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

geo-tv Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "If India makes the final, it would be a great thing because I feel, and this is not because we have beaten them, they are a strong team, everyone considers them a favourite. Do match khelenge to relation aur acche ho jaenge (playing one more match would only better our relations)," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Hats off to the players for sending the message. Dosti ki jeet ho, dushmani ki haar ho (friendship should triumph, enmity should lose)," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “This has been done because we stand as one under our national flag. The national flag reminds the players that 22 crores Pakistanis stand with them. This boosts their spirits,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We are playing with the mindset of world champions," External link

afp-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

afp-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “This has been done because we stand as one under our national flag,” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “One of the basic purposes of the National High Performance Camp is to provide the players with top-class facilities and surroundings under which they can continue to up skill. Players all over the world use off-season to enhance their skillsets and work on their fitness so they are ready for demanding challenges of a cricket season. Our focus is to help the players, with two-way communication, to understand their game and the areas where they need to improve. We have devised a comprehensive coaching programme under which we plan to develop players both mentally and physically while understanding the tactical demands of this ever-evolving game” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "One of the basic purposes of the National High-Performance Camp is to provide the players with top-class facilities and surroundings under which they can continue to upskill." External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Virender Sehwag ) : "Keep in mind that the impact Virender Sehwag had on the world, the style in which he played, the brand of cricket he played, a lot of players from India benefitted from it. The manner of batting he showed the world, changed Indian cricket's mindset and that of its cricketers," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : "Sehwag lifted the bar and showed the way with his self-belief. Sehwag scored a double century in ODIs so players believed it could happen, like Rohit Sharma. In fact, Rohit must have learnt a lot watching Sehwag bat," "Rohit's stats may look prettier than Sehwag but Viru he had a role behind it. He played for himself, the country and changed the thinking of the players that came after him. Before him, only 1-2 players like Sir Viv who used to play that brand of cricket in ODIs and ruled over the world, and Zaheer Abbas. They ruled the world and similarly, Sehwag also dominated world cricket" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq explained : "The first ball he plays according to the bowler, the rest five he dictates where he wants the bowler to bowl. His positioning for every shot is such that he knows beforehand what the bowler is going to bowl. And the proof of that came during that innings of 194. If you watch clips of that innings, you could see after the first delivery of the over, it looked like Saeed Anwar knew the next five balls that were to come at him, be it (Anil) Kumble, (Javagal) Srinath or (Venkatesh) Prasad. He has so much of time to play his shots that after the first delivery, the next five balls would come according to how he wants them to or he would make the bowler bowl to his wishes," "From this you get to know about his class. He was elegant, he had great timing, he was stylish. The amazing thing was he didn't have a great technique but he was mentally strong. He knew how to score runs and score boundaries, how to put pressure on the bowlers, he was a match winner, a game changer," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 21, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our team would say if Saeed Anwar is at the crease, we are still in the game and the fans too were of the same opinion. And what did our opponents think of him? I once spoke to Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and he said that the batsman who gave me a hard time was Saeed Anwar. He could also play against the spin, and I found it tough to bowl against him, said Murali. Even Shane Warne said the same thing and so did (Anil) Kumble. Kumble said Saeed Anwar is such a good player. If it is his day then he can put you in trouble. Sometimes you don't know what he is going to do," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 21, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I think everyone who loves MS Dhoni will have one complaint. If he wore India’s kit, with gloves on and holding the bat, and taken the gloves off, and his cap off with respect one last time, then it would have been great,” “It is BCCI’s loss that they did not treat such a big player the right way” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I always say positive things and try not to spread negativity in any way but I think I should say this. This is kind of a defeat of BCCI. They did not treat a big player like him in the right way. The retirement shouldn’t have happened like this. This is coming straight from my heart and I believe millions of his fans feel the same way. I’m really sorry to BCCI that I’m saying this but they didn’t treat Dhoni well, I’m hurt,” External link

india Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “Glad that he will play in IPL. But his international retirement should have been different. Every cricketer has some dreams, I had that too but because of my injury that didn’t materialize but I believe every cricketer wants to exit the game on a high as he had entered it. I’m sure Dhoni must have had this dream,” External link

india Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I think everyone who loves MS Dhoni will have one complaint. If he wore India's kit, with gloves on and holding the bat, and taken the gloves off, and his cap off with respect one last time, then it would have been great," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I'm really sorry to BCCI for saying this, but I am also hurt. Such a big player and he is retiring like this," "I think every cricketer has a dream to exit on a high, and I am sure MS Dhoni too would have had the same dream," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I always say positive things and try not to spread negativity in any way but I think I should say this. This is kind of a defeat of BCCI," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : "May God bless him in his future endeavours and whatever decisions he makes but there is one regret that I have. I think Dhoni's every fan will have the same regret. It would've been great to see him retire after playing in the India kit for one last time," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq asked ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Did Sachin play the next match after that?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “My claim is that any cricketer who is playing competitive cricket, would always be carrying a niggle. There are some niggles which are physical and then there are some niggles in the mind when you don’t have surety. The day someone performs, niggles are there with him, but his mind is clear,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I rate the 130 odd runs that Sachin Tendulkar scored in the 2nd innings in the Chennai Test match ahead of the triple century scored by Virender Sehwag. Because we had gone with full preparation that time. It was a fight, there was a battle,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq pointed out : “I feel it was a tailor-made situation for him. Nature was kind on him. I am not saying that he is not a good player, he is a great player, he is a very good player. Not because I was injured and Shoaib Akhtar was also injured, wicket was flat, conditions were tough for the bowlers, the whole bowling unit had collapsed. There were issues in the Board, Inzamam was accidently made the captain, someone else was the captain,” “Lot of things were changing, the mind was not set, focus was not there, the preparations were not good. When you have the Ashes, they prepare for that for one year. We were having a series against India and we had no planning, no preparation. Sehwag is a very destructive attacking player but I won’t rate that triple hundred. I will say that nature has given that to him on a platter. He has played lot of good knocks. You enjoy when you have prepared well and the bowling unit is working fine and conditions are tough for the batsmen” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Richard Pybus ) : "Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern - work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep the things as they are and don't feel the need to try out new things for no reason. I decided that I'm not gonna follow this," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in the 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern -- work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I managed to get away with it as after we lost the final to Australia, the atmosphere was very heavy, everyone was down. I went back to my hotel, checked out and told my wife to go to my apartment which was also in London. I used to play county cricket so they had given me an apartment there," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Richard Pybus ) : “Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep things as they are and don’t feel the need to try out new things for no reason. I decided that I’m not gonna follow this,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “I managed to get away with it as after we lost the final to Australia, the atmosphere was very heavy, everyone was down. I went back to my hotel, checked out, and told my wife to go to my apartment which was also in London. I used to play county cricket so they had given me an apartment there,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Richard Pybus ) : “Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep the things as they are and don’t feel the need to try out new things for no reason. I decided that I’m not gonna follow this,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “I managed to get away with it as after we lost the final to Australia, the atmosphere was very heavy, everyone was down. I went back to my hotel, checked out and told my wife to go to my apartment which was also in London. I used to play county cricket so they had they had given me an apartment there,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “He was my inspiration. I watched him. The thing which made him a magic man was his style of bowling, his run-up and his expressions,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : “I salute him. He is a great legend, who served cricket a lot. He is a great ambassador of cricket and ICC. I feel some stand in a stadium or an umpire room should be named after him. Pakistan [PCB] should think about that. [Similarly], the ICC should also pay him tribute,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : “I salute him. He is a great legend, who served cricket a lot. He is a great ambassador of cricket and ICC. I feel some stand in a stadium or an umpire room should be named after him. Pakistan [PCB] should think about that. [Similarly], the ICC should also pay him tribute,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, June 26, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : “I salute him. He is a great legend, who served cricket a lot. He is a great ambassador of cricket and ICC. I feel some stand in a stadium or an umpire room should be named after him. Pakistan [PCB] should think about that. [Similarly], the ICC should also pay him tribute,” External link

app-en Friday, June 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Saeed Anwar ) : “I played some matches against Anwar but have done many rounds with him in the nets. It was very difficult to beat him or take his wicket,” External link

app-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "This is a big responsibility for me and I will try to ensure that I leave no box unchecked. Identification of problems and implementation of their solutions will be my top priority while working with PCB," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "In shorter formats, Kuldeep Yadav has done really well. I like him a lot as he has got a big heart. I have spoken to him a few times as well and he seems to be a well-educated cricketer," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “In shorter versions, Kuldeep Yadav from India is also very good. I really like him. He has a huge heart. I have spoken to him a few times. He comes across as really positive and educated, in terms of cricketing knowledge. He’s really good,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “In Pakistan, Shadab Khan has a lot of potential, he could be impactful in the longer formats as well. Mushtaq Ahmed has joined the team which is a good news” “Yasir Shah has also given good performances. He has given world class performances. He has dominated the entire world. His record shows that. He has suffered from back injuries, and we plan to work on the same,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "This is a big responsibility for me and I will try to ensure that I leave no box unchecked. Identification of problems and implementation of their solutions will be my top priority while working with PCB," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “Both are great players, with a great technique, and are mentally very strong. They have the hunger and passion to score lots of runs,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 15, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We would study all his batting phases -- how he starts, builds up and finishes the game -- and plan accordingly. I had a lovely time with these boys. Indians are the best against the spinners, so you always look forward to play against them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq recalled : “During our childhood days there was no ground available near my place so we would play on the terrace with table-tennis ball. We would tape it and would ball all kinds of variations and that’s how I developed doosra” “The key is to start doing that from an early age, maybe 13-14 years so you develop a strong grip and technique,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We would study all his batting phases — how he starts, builds up and finishes the game — and plan accordingly. I had a lovely time with these boys. Indians are the best against the spinners, so you always look forward to play against them,” “Against India, you have to be fully prepared and ready to play a long ball. Your blood will sweat and you have to have a strong mind to deal with them” External link

india Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq recalled : “During our childhood days there was no ground available near my place so we would play on terrace with table-tennis ball. We would tape it and would ball all kinds of variations and that’s how I developed doosra” “The key is to start doing that from an early age, maybe 13-14 years so you develop a strong grip and technique,” External link

india Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We would study all his batting phases -- how he starts, builds up and finishes the game -- and plan accordingly. I had a lovely time with these boys. Indians are the best against the spinners, so you always look forward to play against them," "Against India, you have to be fully prepared and ready to play a long ball. Your blood will sweat and you have to have a strong mind to deal with them" External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq recalled : "During our childhood days there was no ground available near my place so we would play on terrace with table-tennis ball. We would tape it and would ball all kinds of variations and that's how I developed doosra" "The key is to start doing that from an early age, maybe 13-14 years so you develop a strong grip and technique," External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “It is an honour and a privilege to represent Pakistan. In this background, I am delighted to have been offered this exciting opportunity to work on skilful and exciting young cricketers and help them grow in their careers. I have previously worked with a diverse group of cricketers and helped them improve their cricket. I am confident I will be able to translate all my knowledge and experience in the High Performance Centre and help the PCB raise the bar and set new benchmarks. Before agreeing to the role, I had a look at a number of things, including the cricketing environment and people I will be working with. I think the vision, aspirations and strategy of the PCB is heading in the right direction and, as such, it is the right time to join the high performance team in Lahore and try to take Pakistan cricket back to its glory days” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 29, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I will transfer my cricketing knowledge to the budding cricketers so that they could become world-class performers,” External link

app-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Cricket must happen and Pakistan should go to England for the series with all the precautionary and safety measures as part of the Covid-19 pandemic,” “If the series was played at Southampton, Lords and The Oval then Pakistan would have an edge as our spinners will be very effective on these wickets,” External link

tribune Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq explained : "The first ball he plays according to the bowler, the rest five he dictates where he wants the bowler to bowl. His positioning for every shot is such that he knows beforehand what the bowler is going to bowl. And the proof of that came during that innings of 194. If you watch clips of that innings, you could see after the first delivery of the over, it looked like Saeed Anwar knew the next five balls that were to come at him, be it (Anil) Kumble, (Javagal) Srinath or (Venkatesh) Prasad. He has so much of time to play his shots that after the first delivery, the next five balls would come according to how he wants them to or he would make the bowler bowl to his wishes," "From this you get to know about his class. He was elegant, he had great timing, he was stylish. The amazing thing was he didn't have a great technique but he was mentally strong. He knew how to score runs and score boundaries, how to put pressure on the bowlers, he was a match winner, a game changer," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our team would say if Saeed Anwar is at the crease, we are still in the game and the fans too were of the same opinion. And what did our opponents think of him? I once spoke to Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and he said that the batsman who gave me a hard time was Saeed Anwar. He could also play against the spin, and I found it tough to bowl against him, said Murali. Even Shane Warne said the same thing and so did (Anil) Kumble. Kumble said Saeed Anwar is such a good player. If it is his day then he can put you in trouble. Sometimes you don't know what he is going to do," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq explained : "The first ball he plays according to the bowler, the rest five he dictates where he wants the bowler to bowl. His positioning for every shot is such that he knows beforehand what the bowler is going to bowl. And the proof of that came during that innings of 194. If you watch clips of that innings, you could see after the first delivery of the over, it looked like Saeed Anwar knew the next five balls that were to come at him, be it (Anil) Kumble, (Javagal) Srinath or (Venkatesh) Prasad. He has so much of time to play his shots that after the first delivery, the next five balls would come according to how he wants them to or he would make the bowler bowl to his wishes," "From this you get to know about his class. He was elegant, he had great timing, he was stylish. The amazing thing was he didn't have a great technique but he was mentally strong. He knew how to score runs and score boundaries, how to put pressure on the bowlers, he was a match winner, a game changer," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our team would say if Saeed Anwar is at the crease, we are still in the game and the fans too were of the same opinion. And what did our opponents think of him? I once spoke to Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and he said that the batsman who gave me a hard time was Saeed Anwar. He could also play against the spin, and I found it tough to bowl against him, said Murali. Even Shane Warne said the same thing and so did (Anil) Kumble. Kumble said Saeed Anwar is such a good player. If it is his day then he can put you in trouble. Sometimes you don't know what he is going to do," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Whenever Pakistan's series takes place with another country the management should arrange his meetings with erstwhile greats of that country so that he may pick up their brains. He'll also have to learn how to handle media. The PCB's media department can help in that," External link

tribune Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries,” “To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, April 27, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries,” “To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, April 27, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Class is permanent whether you are a finger-spinner or wrist-spinner. Your skills, game reading abilities matter a lot. I was surprised when Ashwin was sidelined from one-day cricket,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq asked : “In fact, I was surprised when a great like Bhajji was dropped. Both Ashwin and Bhajji have different styles and could have easily played together in the playing eleven. If two right-hand pacers can play regularly, why not spinners?” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries," "To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Ravichandran Ashwin ) : “In fact, I was surprised when a a great like Bhajji was dropped. Both Ashwin and Bhajji have different styles and could have easily played together in the playing eleven. If two right-hand pacers can play regularly, why not spinners?” External link

india Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries," "To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving," External link

tribune Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Ravichandran Ashwin ) : “Class is permanent whether you are a finger-spinner or wrist-spinner. Your skills, game reading abilities matter a lot. I was surprised when Ashwin was sidelined from one-day cricket,” External link

india Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "I was new when I sledged him for the first time. If I recall correctly, it was the 1997 edition. Sachin quietly came up to me and said 'I never misbehaved with you, why are you misbehaving with me'? I got so embarrassed that I did not know what to say to him," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I would say it was 50-50. I dismissed him multiple times but he also took me to the cleaners. Even on that day four in Chennai, he scored a hundred in a difficult situation. It was like a dangal going on between us" External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "I was new when I sledged him for the first time. If I recall correctly, it was the 1997 edition. Sachin quietly came up to me and said 'I never misbehaved with you, why are you misbehaving with me'? I got so embarrassed that I did not know what to say to him," External link

business-standard Friday, April 24, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I would say it was 50-50. I dismissed him multiple times but he also took me to the cleaners. Even on that day four in Chennai, he scored a hundred in a difficult situation. It was like a dangal going on between us" External link

business-standard Friday, April 24, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "I was new when I sledged him for the first time. If I recall correctly, it was the 1997 edition. Sachin quietly came up to me and said 'I never misbehaved with you, why are you misbehaving with me'? I got so embarrassed that I did not know what to say to him," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I would say it was 50-50. I dismissed him multiple times but he also took me to the cleaners. Even on that day four in Chennai, he scored a hundred in a difficult situation. It was like a dangal going on between us" External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “That legend is no more with us, but his legacy, his performances, his legacy and his magic will stay with us forever,” External link

app-en Friday, April 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I was practicing in Gaddafi Stadium and Qadir sir came just to visit me and gave me a tight hug. He really enjoyed seeing me bowl," External link

tribune Friday, April 17, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “God was on my side that day. I did not think that I will get the Master blaster (Sachin) out. But when God has plans, you can’t beat that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I remember when he came into the Pakistan team, he had created ripples all over the first-class circuit. He did not wear a helmet and despite this, he pulled and hooked bowlers from the front foot. And when he was selected for the Pakistan squad, Imran Khan was the captain. He gave the ball to Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and asked them to check the newcomer in the squad,” External link

tribune Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “God was on my side that day. I did not think that I will get the Master blaster (Sachin) out. But when god has plans, you can’t beat that,” External link

india Monday, April 13, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We were in England and I told Anil bhai that there are not many good opticians back home, so I am struggling and if he could suggest some ophthalmologists. So, he suggested that I go to Dr. Bharat Rugani. Even he said that he and [Sourav] Ganguly consult him often. He gave me the [contact] number of the doctor and I visited him in Harley Street (in London),” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 13, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Anil Kumble ) : “I visited the doctor in London. He told me I had cataract and gave me new lenses. Thanks to Anil bhai’s help, I recovered. He is a gem of a person,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 13, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We were in England and I told Anil bhai that there are not many good opticians back home, so I am struggling and if he could suggest some ophthalmologists. So, he suggested that I go to Dr. Bharat Rugani. Even he said that he and (Sourav) Ganguly consult him often,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Why just this charity match? All cricket, trade equations between India and Pakistan should resume. This pandemic has taught that we are humans, who feel things the same way on either side – be it India or Pakistan,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "My appeal to Mr Shetty, all the players of Maxtalent and all the parents, and the public as well, will be to stay home. The need of the hour is we should be staying at home and be patient. I know it's a tough time, but good times will come again," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Younis Khan ) : “I was made captain of President XI for a side match against the visitors. Younis’ name was also in the list of the players for that match,” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq responded : “I told him I also don’t know him much as I missed this domestic season due to national team’s engagements. But I told him that he is here due to his performance in the domestic cricket,” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “The two W’s troubled the batsmen around the world during their time. There was an incident which helped me considerably in my career. In Australia, during a net session, these two decided to hold a competition. Wasim and Waqar is a storied rivalry in cricket. The two pacers tried to outdo each other in every game,” External link

tribune Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, December 27, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I was making a comeback in that post surgery period and Sourav had come to watch that match. When Sussex were batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I did not see him because our dressing room was facing the other direction,” “Ganguly then came to our dressing room and offered me a cup of coffee and enquired about my knees, life, family. Then we just started talking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up winning my heart” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, December 27, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I was making a comeback in that post surgery period and Sourav had come to watch that match. When Sussex were batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I did not see him because our dressing room was facing the other direction,” “Ganguly then came to our dressing room and offered me a cup of coffee and enquired about my knees, life, family. Then we just started talking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up winning my heart” External link

tribune Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat,” External link

Hindu Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I was making a comeback after my surgery for Sussex and Sourav had come to watch that match. When Sussex were batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I did not see him because our dressing room was facing the other direction,” “Ganguly then came to our dressing room and offered me a cup of coffee and enquired about my knees, life, family. Then we just started talking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up winning my heart” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “Sourav Ganguly has done a tremendous job when he was captaining India and I am sure that he will go a long way in taking cricket forward in his country as the BCCI President. All the best and go ahead,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and . Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “The under-19 and A teams must be given foreign tours as to prepare the young players for future,” External link

tribune Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Misbah was a wonderful, disciplined and a great player. He served the nation with loyalty and honesty," External link

tribune Friday, August 30, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I have applied and my interview is next week. I just feel that I can contribute a lot to Pakistan cricket," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "My first priority will always be Pakistan cricket. Whenever I receive a call from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) I will be available to help Pakistan Cricket in any capacity that I can," External link

tribune Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I help spinners across the globe but my heart still beats for Pakistan,” “This country has given me a lot and I want to give all of it back. I am ready to offer my services to the Pakistan Cricket Board whenever they need me” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:01:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I help spinners across the globe but my heart still beats for Pakistan,” “This country has given me a lot and I want to give all of it back. I am ready to offer my services to the Pakistan Cricket Board whenever they need me” External link

tribune Monday, December 5, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I think Mo is a proper off-spinner,” External link

themirror Friday, November 25, 2016 8:16:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : "I will also be giving tips to the English batsmen on how to counter the Indian spinners on their home pitches. It should be a challenging assignment," External link

rediff Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added ( about Mitchell Starc ) : “I wish Starc continues to play good cricket and I wish him more success in life” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:17:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I would suggest to the Board to use the services of our batting greatslike Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf to resolve the problems we are facing in our batting department,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I think our own batting greats can do a lot to help the batsmen in thenational team and even those coming up in domestic cricket. The PCB must ask these batting greats to use their experience to help the national team players and also work with batsmen at the domestic, junior and academy levels,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “Yasir has been brilliant in his short Test career but I feel he is now at a point where he can either remain just good or join the likes of the greats,” External link

tribune Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “I’m really excited about working with England for their series against Pakistan, even if it’s a short-term deal,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “There has been an offer from the ECB and it’s a good opportunity,” External link

tribune Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “There is a thought-process involved in everything teams like England do, because they want to prepare themselves for the opponent they are facing next,” “It seems common sense but not many teams do so” External link

tribune Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT



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Asif Iqbal added ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : “Head coach Saqlain Mushtaq also duly deserves credit for this monumental effort. His influence on the players’ on-field performance in the dressing room is showing,” External link

dawn Friday, March 18, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Sajid Khan added ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "Saqi Bhai [Saqlain] holds day-by-day meetings with us. He usually comes out in between scenario matches and guides us. And sometimes he calls us in his room separately to discuss things with us," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 21, 2022 11:29:00 AM EAT

Sana Mir said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "At international level, you make plans and you have to execute them. That is exactly what they are doing," "A lot of the credit goes to the players who are working so hard and that is the platform that they have used to achieve what they are right now. But I think Saqlain Mushtaq also deserves a lot of praise for the work he is doing," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Harbhajan Singh said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : “Saqlain Mushtaq was one such bowler. He was immense, a match-winner for his team. Even if he was bowling the last over and you needed only four runs, you’d think he won’t let you score them. So it was that doosra that got me into the Indian team,” External link

tribune Friday, June 12, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Adil Rashid says ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "It was 2011 in this very mosque that I came for a prayer and I bumped into Saqlain, who was on a spiritual retreat here. I tagged along with him for around 10 days and it was an eye opener for me," "It brought up questions about what I am doing with my life outside of cricket. As a Muslim, what is my duty? What do I need to do? Am I being a good person? Am I reading all five compulsory prayers? I had to think about all that, because prior to that I was not a fully practising Muslim - it was all about cricket. "You have a good day, you are buzzing. If you have a bad day then you feel depressed. I really got into Islam and started reading up on stuff so after that, whether I had a good or a bad day, I knew Allah was in control. That really got me content, level-headed and relaxed. You still work hard but the outcome became irrelevant. "My emotions were more on an even keel - and that has been the case over the last six or seven years. Before that, the highs and lows were having a negative effect, not just on myself but those around me too. You get moody and down around friends and family but then get overly happy. "That was something I was stuck into because I did not have a strong belief in Islam. The religion gave me a sense of a way of life around my actions, my etiquettes and how to interact with people. I'm very thankful to Allah that that happened to me" External link

bbc Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Moeen Ali said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : “I’m happy with the way the ball is coming out. I’ve been working with Saqlain (Mushtaq) quite a bit on my bowling” External link

worcesternews Friday, July 19, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Moeen Ali said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "Patience is something Saqi (spin coach Saqlain Mushtaq) talks about a lot, we knew we needed to be patient," External link

afp-en Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Moeen Ali said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "Patience is something Saqi (spin coach Saqlain Mushtaq) talks about a lot, we knew we needed to be patient," External link

afp-en Thursday, November 10, 2016 3:53:00 PM EAT

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Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Qadir Obeidi ) : “It is an honour and pride for me to formally induct Abdul Qadir into the PCB Hall of Fame on behalf of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Abdul Qadir is a hero and a star for all generations for his outstanding and marvelous contributions to this great game” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, April 1, 2022 9:16:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “Before this series, our mission was to beat Australia and win the series,” External link

pakobserver Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Babar Azam ) : “I have no doubt about Babar,” “He’s a world-class player, strong leader, equally good against spin and fast bowlers. He has played lots of knocks for Pakistan and every [cricket] expert in the world talks about him” External link

dawn Friday, February 18, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Babar Azam ) : "I have no doubt about Babar," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Thursday, February 17, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "Australian players should come to Pakistan without any fear. Pakistan always welcomes the other cricketing teams wholeheartedly," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "The work on Hasnain's bowling action is in progress, and we will hear a piece of good news about it soon" External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Mohammed Yusuf ) : "Yousuf has been appointed for the short team in the beginning. The team will benefit from him a lot," External link

geo-tv Thursday, February 17, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Players are giving their all, their heart and soul, in the field, during practice [sessions] and matches. I will give a lot of credit to them,” “I am enjoying my time with the Pakistan team as head coach. It is always an honour to serve your country. Every day is a new day and I start my day with thoughts of serving Pakistan cricket and the players. "I prefer empowering players and I let them express their mind after telling them about the options. It is heartening to see players backing each other,” External link

geo-tv Thursday, December 16, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "It is a matter of honour for me, that I am challenging the world's number one batsman," External link

geo-tv Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “It is a reminder goal for all of us. And we start our day/practice session, be it fielding, batting or bowling, by keeping this [flag] in front of us. I think it’s a great reminder and its working really nicely since we started this philosophy,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:41:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “It is a reminder goal for all of us. And we start our day/practice session, be it fielding, batting or bowling, by keeping this [flag] in front of us. I think it’s a great reminder and its working really nicely since we started this philosophy,” External link

dawn Monday, December 13, 2021 3:30:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : "A wonderful person joined us on October 15, 2021, right before the ICC Men's T20 World Cup and today (November 29) he is leaving us" External link

geo-tv Monday, November 29, 2021 7:35:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We know Afghanistan is a very good team but our plans are well-placed and we need to execute those plans as we have done in the first two games," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We are playing with the mindset of world champions,” External link

citizen Friday, October 29, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : “Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them,” External link

citizen Friday, October 29, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We know Afghanistan is a very good team but our plans are well-placed and we need to execute those plans as we have done in the first two games,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, October 29, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : “Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners. They have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world. But, we have plans against them,” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, October 29, 2021 10:41:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "When you come with a mindset to become a world champion then you don't think about the opponent," External link

irishsun Friday, October 29, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We know Afghanistan is a very good team but our plans are well-placed and we need to execute those plans as we have done in the first two games," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

geo-tv Friday, October 29, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “In a mega event, you play with all the teams with the same intensity, attitude and mindset,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:15:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our players are well aware of these conditions, " External link

geo-tv Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We are playing with the mindset of world champions," External link

geo-tv Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

geo-tv Thursday, October 28, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "If India makes the final, it would be a great thing because I feel, and this is not because we have beaten them, they are a strong team, everyone considers them a favourite. Do match khelenge to relation aur acche ho jaenge (playing one more match would only better our relations)," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Hats off to the players for sending the message. Dosti ki jeet ho, dushmani ki haar ho (friendship should triumph, enmity should lose)," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “This has been done because we stand as one under our national flag. The national flag reminds the players that 22 crores Pakistanis stand with them. This boosts their spirits,” External link

news18 Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We are playing with the mindset of world champions," External link

afp-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid and Mujeeb are quality spinners and have been doing well for their team as well as in the private leagues around the world, but we have plans against them," External link

afp-en Thursday, October 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “This has been done because we stand as one under our national flag,” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “One of the basic purposes of the National High Performance Camp is to provide the players with top-class facilities and surroundings under which they can continue to up skill. Players all over the world use off-season to enhance their skillsets and work on their fitness so they are ready for demanding challenges of a cricket season. Our focus is to help the players, with two-way communication, to understand their game and the areas where they need to improve. We have devised a comprehensive coaching programme under which we plan to develop players both mentally and physically while understanding the tactical demands of this ever-evolving game” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "One of the basic purposes of the National High-Performance Camp is to provide the players with top-class facilities and surroundings under which they can continue to upskill." External link

irishsun Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Virender Sehwag ) : "Keep in mind that the impact Virender Sehwag had on the world, the style in which he played, the brand of cricket he played, a lot of players from India benefitted from it. The manner of batting he showed the world, changed Indian cricket's mindset and that of its cricketers," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : "Sehwag lifted the bar and showed the way with his self-belief. Sehwag scored a double century in ODIs so players believed it could happen, like Rohit Sharma. In fact, Rohit must have learnt a lot watching Sehwag bat," "Rohit's stats may look prettier than Sehwag but Viru he had a role behind it. He played for himself, the country and changed the thinking of the players that came after him. Before him, only 1-2 players like Sir Viv who used to play that brand of cricket in ODIs and ruled over the world, and Zaheer Abbas. They ruled the world and similarly, Sehwag also dominated world cricket" External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq explained : "The first ball he plays according to the bowler, the rest five he dictates where he wants the bowler to bowl. His positioning for every shot is such that he knows beforehand what the bowler is going to bowl. And the proof of that came during that innings of 194. If you watch clips of that innings, you could see after the first delivery of the over, it looked like Saeed Anwar knew the next five balls that were to come at him, be it (Anil) Kumble, (Javagal) Srinath or (Venkatesh) Prasad. He has so much of time to play his shots that after the first delivery, the next five balls would come according to how he wants them to or he would make the bowler bowl to his wishes," "From this you get to know about his class. He was elegant, he had great timing, he was stylish. The amazing thing was he didn't have a great technique but he was mentally strong. He knew how to score runs and score boundaries, how to put pressure on the bowlers, he was a match winner, a game changer," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 21, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our team would say if Saeed Anwar is at the crease, we are still in the game and the fans too were of the same opinion. And what did our opponents think of him? I once spoke to Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and he said that the batsman who gave me a hard time was Saeed Anwar. He could also play against the spin, and I found it tough to bowl against him, said Murali. Even Shane Warne said the same thing and so did (Anil) Kumble. Kumble said Saeed Anwar is such a good player. If it is his day then he can put you in trouble. Sometimes you don't know what he is going to do," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 21, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I think everyone who loves MS Dhoni will have one complaint. If he wore India’s kit, with gloves on and holding the bat, and taken the gloves off, and his cap off with respect one last time, then it would have been great,” “It is BCCI’s loss that they did not treat such a big player the right way” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I always say positive things and try not to spread negativity in any way but I think I should say this. This is kind of a defeat of BCCI. They did not treat a big player like him in the right way. The retirement shouldn’t have happened like this. This is coming straight from my heart and I believe millions of his fans feel the same way. I’m really sorry to BCCI that I’m saying this but they didn’t treat Dhoni well, I’m hurt,” External link

india Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “Glad that he will play in IPL. But his international retirement should have been different. Every cricketer has some dreams, I had that too but because of my injury that didn’t materialize but I believe every cricketer wants to exit the game on a high as he had entered it. I’m sure Dhoni must have had this dream,” External link

india Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I think everyone who loves MS Dhoni will have one complaint. If he wore India's kit, with gloves on and holding the bat, and taken the gloves off, and his cap off with respect one last time, then it would have been great," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I'm really sorry to BCCI for saying this, but I am also hurt. Such a big player and he is retiring like this," "I think every cricketer has a dream to exit on a high, and I am sure MS Dhoni too would have had the same dream," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I always say positive things and try not to spread negativity in any way but I think I should say this. This is kind of a defeat of BCCI," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : "May God bless him in his future endeavours and whatever decisions he makes but there is one regret that I have. I think Dhoni's every fan will have the same regret. It would've been great to see him retire after playing in the India kit for one last time," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq asked ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Did Sachin play the next match after that?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “My claim is that any cricketer who is playing competitive cricket, would always be carrying a niggle. There are some niggles which are physical and then there are some niggles in the mind when you don’t have surety. The day someone performs, niggles are there with him, but his mind is clear,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I rate the 130 odd runs that Sachin Tendulkar scored in the 2nd innings in the Chennai Test match ahead of the triple century scored by Virender Sehwag. Because we had gone with full preparation that time. It was a fight, there was a battle,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq pointed out : “I feel it was a tailor-made situation for him. Nature was kind on him. I am not saying that he is not a good player, he is a great player, he is a very good player. Not because I was injured and Shoaib Akhtar was also injured, wicket was flat, conditions were tough for the bowlers, the whole bowling unit had collapsed. There were issues in the Board, Inzamam was accidently made the captain, someone else was the captain,” “Lot of things were changing, the mind was not set, focus was not there, the preparations were not good. When you have the Ashes, they prepare for that for one year. We were having a series against India and we had no planning, no preparation. Sehwag is a very destructive attacking player but I won’t rate that triple hundred. I will say that nature has given that to him on a platter. He has played lot of good knocks. You enjoy when you have prepared well and the bowling unit is working fine and conditions are tough for the batsmen” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Richard Pybus ) : "Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern - work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep the things as they are and don't feel the need to try out new things for no reason. I decided that I'm not gonna follow this," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in the 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern -- work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I managed to get away with it as after we lost the final to Australia, the atmosphere was very heavy, everyone was down. I went back to my hotel, checked out and told my wife to go to my apartment which was also in London. I used to play county cricket so they had given me an apartment there," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Richard Pybus ) : “Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep things as they are and don’t feel the need to try out new things for no reason. I decided that I’m not gonna follow this,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “I managed to get away with it as after we lost the final to Australia, the atmosphere was very heavy, everyone was down. I went back to my hotel, checked out, and told my wife to go to my apartment which was also in London. I used to play county cricket so they had given me an apartment there,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Richard Pybus ) : “Actually I got married in December 1998. My wife used to stay in London so in 1999 World Cup I stayed with my wife and there was a set pattern work hard and train like a true professional with the team during day time and in the evenings I used to spend time with my wife. But suddenly they said that our families will be sent back home. So I told our head coach Richard Pybus, that everything is going so smooth then why this sudden change. I am someone who likes to keep the things as they are and don’t feel the need to try out new things for no reason. I decided that I’m not gonna follow this,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “I managed to get away with it as after we lost the final to Australia, the atmosphere was very heavy, everyone was down. I went back to my hotel, checked out and told my wife to go to my apartment which was also in London. I used to play county cricket so they had they had given me an apartment there,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “He was my inspiration. I watched him. The thing which made him a magic man was his style of bowling, his run-up and his expressions,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : “I salute him. He is a great legend, who served cricket a lot. He is a great ambassador of cricket and ICC. I feel some stand in a stadium or an umpire room should be named after him. Pakistan [PCB] should think about that. [Similarly], the ICC should also pay him tribute,” External link

pakobserver Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : “I salute him. He is a great legend, who served cricket a lot. He is a great ambassador of cricket and ICC. I feel some stand in a stadium or an umpire room should be named after him. Pakistan [PCB] should think about that. [Similarly], the ICC should also pay him tribute,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, June 26, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about William Hussey ) : “I salute him. He is a great legend, who served cricket a lot. He is a great ambassador of cricket and ICC. I feel some stand in a stadium or an umpire room should be named after him. Pakistan [PCB] should think about that. [Similarly], the ICC should also pay him tribute,” External link

app-en Friday, June 26, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Saeed Anwar ) : “I played some matches against Anwar but have done many rounds with him in the nets. It was very difficult to beat him or take his wicket,” External link

app-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "This is a big responsibility for me and I will try to ensure that I leave no box unchecked. Identification of problems and implementation of their solutions will be my top priority while working with PCB," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "In shorter formats, Kuldeep Yadav has done really well. I like him a lot as he has got a big heart. I have spoken to him a few times as well and he seems to be a well-educated cricketer," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “In shorter versions, Kuldeep Yadav from India is also very good. I really like him. He has a huge heart. I have spoken to him a few times. He comes across as really positive and educated, in terms of cricketing knowledge. He’s really good,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : “In Pakistan, Shadab Khan has a lot of potential, he could be impactful in the longer formats as well. Mushtaq Ahmed has joined the team which is a good news” “Yasir Shah has also given good performances. He has given world class performances. He has dominated the entire world. His record shows that. He has suffered from back injuries, and we plan to work on the same,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "This is a big responsibility for me and I will try to ensure that I leave no box unchecked. Identification of problems and implementation of their solutions will be my top priority while working with PCB," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, June 15, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “Both are great players, with a great technique, and are mentally very strong. They have the hunger and passion to score lots of runs,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 15, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We would study all his batting phases -- how he starts, builds up and finishes the game -- and plan accordingly. I had a lovely time with these boys. Indians are the best against the spinners, so you always look forward to play against them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq recalled : “During our childhood days there was no ground available near my place so we would play on the terrace with table-tennis ball. We would tape it and would ball all kinds of variations and that’s how I developed doosra” “The key is to start doing that from an early age, maybe 13-14 years so you develop a strong grip and technique,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We would study all his batting phases — how he starts, builds up and finishes the game — and plan accordingly. I had a lovely time with these boys. Indians are the best against the spinners, so you always look forward to play against them,” “Against India, you have to be fully prepared and ready to play a long ball. Your blood will sweat and you have to have a strong mind to deal with them” External link

india Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq recalled : “During our childhood days there was no ground available near my place so we would play on terrace with table-tennis ball. We would tape it and would ball all kinds of variations and that’s how I developed doosra” “The key is to start doing that from an early age, maybe 13-14 years so you develop a strong grip and technique,” External link

india Friday, June 12, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "We would study all his batting phases -- how he starts, builds up and finishes the game -- and plan accordingly. I had a lovely time with these boys. Indians are the best against the spinners, so you always look forward to play against them," "Against India, you have to be fully prepared and ready to play a long ball. Your blood will sweat and you have to have a strong mind to deal with them" External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq recalled : "During our childhood days there was no ground available near my place so we would play on terrace with table-tennis ball. We would tape it and would ball all kinds of variations and that's how I developed doosra" "The key is to start doing that from an early age, maybe 13-14 years so you develop a strong grip and technique," External link

firstpost Friday, June 12, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “It is an honour and a privilege to represent Pakistan. In this background, I am delighted to have been offered this exciting opportunity to work on skilful and exciting young cricketers and help them grow in their careers. I have previously worked with a diverse group of cricketers and helped them improve their cricket. I am confident I will be able to translate all my knowledge and experience in the High Performance Centre and help the PCB raise the bar and set new benchmarks. Before agreeing to the role, I had a look at a number of things, including the cricketing environment and people I will be working with. I think the vision, aspirations and strategy of the PCB is heading in the right direction and, as such, it is the right time to join the high performance team in Lahore and try to take Pakistan cricket back to its glory days” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 29, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I will transfer my cricketing knowledge to the budding cricketers so that they could become world-class performers,” External link

app-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Cricket must happen and Pakistan should go to England for the series with all the precautionary and safety measures as part of the Covid-19 pandemic,” “If the series was played at Southampton, Lords and The Oval then Pakistan would have an edge as our spinners will be very effective on these wickets,” External link

tribune Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq explained : "The first ball he plays according to the bowler, the rest five he dictates where he wants the bowler to bowl. His positioning for every shot is such that he knows beforehand what the bowler is going to bowl. And the proof of that came during that innings of 194. If you watch clips of that innings, you could see after the first delivery of the over, it looked like Saeed Anwar knew the next five balls that were to come at him, be it (Anil) Kumble, (Javagal) Srinath or (Venkatesh) Prasad. He has so much of time to play his shots that after the first delivery, the next five balls would come according to how he wants them to or he would make the bowler bowl to his wishes," "From this you get to know about his class. He was elegant, he had great timing, he was stylish. The amazing thing was he didn't have a great technique but he was mentally strong. He knew how to score runs and score boundaries, how to put pressure on the bowlers, he was a match winner, a game changer," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our team would say if Saeed Anwar is at the crease, we are still in the game and the fans too were of the same opinion. And what did our opponents think of him? I once spoke to Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and he said that the batsman who gave me a hard time was Saeed Anwar. He could also play against the spin, and I found it tough to bowl against him, said Murali. Even Shane Warne said the same thing and so did (Anil) Kumble. Kumble said Saeed Anwar is such a good player. If it is his day then he can put you in trouble. Sometimes you don't know what he is going to do," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, May 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq explained : "The first ball he plays according to the bowler, the rest five he dictates where he wants the bowler to bowl. His positioning for every shot is such that he knows beforehand what the bowler is going to bowl. And the proof of that came during that innings of 194. If you watch clips of that innings, you could see after the first delivery of the over, it looked like Saeed Anwar knew the next five balls that were to come at him, be it (Anil) Kumble, (Javagal) Srinath or (Venkatesh) Prasad. He has so much of time to play his shots that after the first delivery, the next five balls would come according to how he wants them to or he would make the bowler bowl to his wishes," "From this you get to know about his class. He was elegant, he had great timing, he was stylish. The amazing thing was he didn't have a great technique but he was mentally strong. He knew how to score runs and score boundaries, how to put pressure on the bowlers, he was a match winner, a game changer," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Our team would say if Saeed Anwar is at the crease, we are still in the game and the fans too were of the same opinion. And what did our opponents think of him? I once spoke to Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) and he said that the batsman who gave me a hard time was Saeed Anwar. He could also play against the spin, and I found it tough to bowl against him, said Murali. Even Shane Warne said the same thing and so did (Anil) Kumble. Kumble said Saeed Anwar is such a good player. If it is his day then he can put you in trouble. Sometimes you don't know what he is going to do," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Whenever Pakistan's series takes place with another country the management should arrange his meetings with erstwhile greats of that country so that he may pick up their brains. He'll also have to learn how to handle media. The PCB's media department can help in that," External link

tribune Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries,” “To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Monday, April 27, 2020 5:25:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries,” “To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, April 27, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Class is permanent whether you are a finger-spinner or wrist-spinner. Your skills, game reading abilities matter a lot. I was surprised when Ashwin was sidelined from one-day cricket,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq asked : “In fact, I was surprised when a great like Bhajji was dropped. Both Ashwin and Bhajji have different styles and could have easily played together in the playing eleven. If two right-hand pacers can play regularly, why not spinners?” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries," "To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving" External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Ravichandran Ashwin ) : “In fact, I was surprised when a a great like Bhajji was dropped. Both Ashwin and Bhajji have different styles and could have easily played together in the playing eleven. If two right-hand pacers can play regularly, why not spinners?” External link

india Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "What do you call sports persons? You call them heroes and what is their job? Their job is to do good deeds. Winning and losing is part of the game. Cricket is not war. That is why I feel cricket should be played between the two countries," "To say that Pakistan cricket will suffer because of not playing India is the not right way to look at this. The bigger picture is that the game should be promoted on both sides. And if we do play, there is a possibility of relations improving," External link

tribune Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Ravichandran Ashwin ) : “Class is permanent whether you are a finger-spinner or wrist-spinner. Your skills, game reading abilities matter a lot. I was surprised when Ashwin was sidelined from one-day cricket,” External link

india Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "I was new when I sledged him for the first time. If I recall correctly, it was the 1997 edition. Sachin quietly came up to me and said 'I never misbehaved with you, why are you misbehaving with me'? I got so embarrassed that I did not know what to say to him," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I would say it was 50-50. I dismissed him multiple times but he also took me to the cleaners. Even on that day four in Chennai, he scored a hundred in a difficult situation. It was like a dangal going on between us" External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "I was new when I sledged him for the first time. If I recall correctly, it was the 1997 edition. Sachin quietly came up to me and said 'I never misbehaved with you, why are you misbehaving with me'? I got so embarrassed that I did not know what to say to him," External link

business-standard Friday, April 24, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I would say it was 50-50. I dismissed him multiple times but he also took me to the cleaners. Even on that day four in Chennai, he scored a hundred in a difficult situation. It was like a dangal going on between us" External link

business-standard Friday, April 24, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : "I was new when I sledged him for the first time. If I recall correctly, it was the 1997 edition. Sachin quietly came up to me and said 'I never misbehaved with you, why are you misbehaving with me'? I got so embarrassed that I did not know what to say to him," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I would say it was 50-50. I dismissed him multiple times but he also took me to the cleaners. Even on that day four in Chennai, he scored a hundred in a difficult situation. It was like a dangal going on between us" External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “That legend is no more with us, but his legacy, his performances, his legacy and his magic will stay with us forever,” External link

app-en Friday, April 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I was practicing in Gaddafi Stadium and Qadir sir came just to visit me and gave me a tight hug. He really enjoyed seeing me bowl," External link

tribune Friday, April 17, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “God was on my side that day. I did not think that I will get the Master blaster (Sachin) out. But when God has plans, you can’t beat that,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I remember when he came into the Pakistan team, he had created ripples all over the first-class circuit. He did not wear a helmet and despite this, he pulled and hooked bowlers from the front foot. And when he was selected for the Pakistan squad, Imran Khan was the captain. He gave the ball to Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and asked them to check the newcomer in the squad,” External link

tribune Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “God was on my side that day. I did not think that I will get the Master blaster (Sachin) out. But when god has plans, you can’t beat that,” External link

india Monday, April 13, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We were in England and I told Anil bhai that there are not many good opticians back home, so I am struggling and if he could suggest some ophthalmologists. So, he suggested that I go to Dr. Bharat Rugani. Even he said that he and [Sourav] Ganguly consult him often. He gave me the [contact] number of the doctor and I visited him in Harley Street (in London),” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 13, 2020 6:53:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Anil Kumble ) : “I visited the doctor in London. He told me I had cataract and gave me new lenses. Thanks to Anil bhai’s help, I recovered. He is a gem of a person,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 13, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “We were in England and I told Anil bhai that there are not many good opticians back home, so I am struggling and if he could suggest some ophthalmologists. So, he suggested that I go to Dr. Bharat Rugani. Even he said that he and (Sourav) Ganguly consult him often,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “Why just this charity match? All cricket, trade equations between India and Pakistan should resume. This pandemic has taught that we are humans, who feel things the same way on either side – be it India or Pakistan,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "My appeal to Mr Shetty, all the players of Maxtalent and all the parents, and the public as well, will be to stay home. The need of the hour is we should be staying at home and be patient. I know it's a tough time, but good times will come again," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Younis Khan ) : “I was made captain of President XI for a side match against the visitors. Younis’ name was also in the list of the players for that match,” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq responded : “I told him I also don’t know him much as I missed this domestic season due to national team’s engagements. But I told him that he is here due to his performance in the domestic cricket,” External link

tribune Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “The two W’s troubled the batsmen around the world during their time. There was an incident which helped me considerably in my career. In Australia, during a net session, these two decided to hold a competition. Wasim and Waqar is a storied rivalry in cricket. The two pacers tried to outdo each other in every game,” External link

tribune Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, December 27, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I was making a comeback in that post surgery period and Sourav had come to watch that match. When Sussex were batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I did not see him because our dressing room was facing the other direction,” “Ganguly then came to our dressing room and offered me a cup of coffee and enquired about my knees, life, family. Then we just started talking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up winning my heart” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, December 27, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I was making a comeback in that post surgery period and Sourav had come to watch that match. When Sussex were batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I did not see him because our dressing room was facing the other direction,” “Ganguly then came to our dressing room and offered me a cup of coffee and enquired about my knees, life, family. Then we just started talking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up winning my heart” External link

tribune Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat,” External link

Hindu Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I was making a comeback after my surgery for Sussex and Sourav had come to watch that match. When Sussex were batting, Sourav had seen me from the balcony. I did not see him because our dressing room was facing the other direction,” “Ganguly then came to our dressing room and offered me a cup of coffee and enquired about my knees, life, family. Then we just started talking. He sat with me for 40 minutes and ended up winning my heart” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : "When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “Sourav Ganguly has done a tremendous job when he was captaining India and I am sure that he will go a long way in taking cricket forward in his country as the BCCI President. All the best and go ahead,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said ( about Sourav Ganguly ) : “When India was touring England, I was playing for Sussex. They had a three-day practice match in Sussex and . Sourav (Ganguly) was not playing that match. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “The under-19 and A teams must be given foreign tours as to prepare the young players for future,” External link

tribune Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "Misbah was a wonderful, disciplined and a great player. He served the nation with loyalty and honesty," External link

tribune Friday, August 30, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "I have applied and my interview is next week. I just feel that I can contribute a lot to Pakistan cricket," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : "My first priority will always be Pakistan cricket. Whenever I receive a call from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) I will be available to help Pakistan Cricket in any capacity that I can," External link

tribune Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I help spinners across the globe but my heart still beats for Pakistan,” “This country has given me a lot and I want to give all of it back. I am ready to offer my services to the Pakistan Cricket Board whenever they need me” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:01:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I help spinners across the globe but my heart still beats for Pakistan,” “This country has given me a lot and I want to give all of it back. I am ready to offer my services to the Pakistan Cricket Board whenever they need me” External link

tribune Monday, December 5, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I think Mo is a proper off-spinner,” External link

themirror Friday, November 25, 2016 8:16:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added : "I will also be giving tips to the English batsmen on how to counter the Indian spinners on their home pitches. It should be a challenging assignment," External link

rediff Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:39:00 PM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq added ( about Mitchell Starc ) : “I wish Starc continues to play good cricket and I wish him more success in life” External link

pakobserver Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:17:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I would suggest to the Board to use the services of our batting greatslike Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf to resolve the problems we are facing in our batting department,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “I think our own batting greats can do a lot to help the batsmen in thenational team and even those coming up in domestic cricket. The PCB must ask these batting greats to use their experience to help the national team players and also work with batsmen at the domestic, junior and academy levels,” External link

pakobserver Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:51:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “Yasir has been brilliant in his short Test career but I feel he is now at a point where he can either remain just good or join the likes of the greats,” External link

tribune Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:34:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “I’m really excited about working with England for their series against Pakistan, even if it’s a short-term deal,” External link

tribune Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq told : “There has been an offer from the ECB and it’s a good opportunity,” External link

tribune Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT

Saqlain Mushtaq said : “There is a thought-process involved in everything teams like England do, because they want to prepare themselves for the opponent they are facing next,” “It seems common sense but not many teams do so” External link

tribune Saturday, May 28, 2016 7:31:00 AM EAT



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Asif Iqbal added ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : “Head coach Saqlain Mushtaq also duly deserves credit for this monumental effort. His influence on the players’ on-field performance in the dressing room is showing,” External link

dawn Friday, March 18, 2022 10:38:00 AM EAT

Sajid Khan added ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "Saqi Bhai [Saqlain] holds day-by-day meetings with us. He usually comes out in between scenario matches and guides us. And sometimes he calls us in his room separately to discuss things with us," External link

dnaindia Monday, February 21, 2022 11:29:00 AM EAT

Sana Mir said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "At international level, you make plans and you have to execute them. That is exactly what they are doing," "A lot of the credit goes to the players who are working so hard and that is the platform that they have used to achieve what they are right now. But I think Saqlain Mushtaq also deserves a lot of praise for the work he is doing," External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:51:00 AM EAT

Harbhajan Singh said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : “Saqlain Mushtaq was one such bowler. He was immense, a match-winner for his team. Even if he was bowling the last over and you needed only four runs, you’d think he won’t let you score them. So it was that doosra that got me into the Indian team,” External link

tribune Friday, June 12, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Adil Rashid says ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "It was 2011 in this very mosque that I came for a prayer and I bumped into Saqlain, who was on a spiritual retreat here. I tagged along with him for around 10 days and it was an eye opener for me," "It brought up questions about what I am doing with my life outside of cricket. As a Muslim, what is my duty? What do I need to do? Am I being a good person? Am I reading all five compulsory prayers? I had to think about all that, because prior to that I was not a fully practising Muslim - it was all about cricket. "You have a good day, you are buzzing. If you have a bad day then you feel depressed. I really got into Islam and started reading up on stuff so after that, whether I had a good or a bad day, I knew Allah was in control. That really got me content, level-headed and relaxed. You still work hard but the outcome became irrelevant. "My emotions were more on an even keel - and that has been the case over the last six or seven years. Before that, the highs and lows were having a negative effect, not just on myself but those around me too. You get moody and down around friends and family but then get overly happy. "That was something I was stuck into because I did not have a strong belief in Islam. The religion gave me a sense of a way of life around my actions, my etiquettes and how to interact with people. I'm very thankful to Allah that that happened to me" External link

bbc Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Moeen Ali said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : “I’m happy with the way the ball is coming out. I’ve been working with Saqlain (Mushtaq) quite a bit on my bowling” External link

worcesternews Friday, July 19, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Moeen Ali said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "Patience is something Saqi (spin coach Saqlain Mushtaq) talks about a lot, we knew we needed to be patient," External link

afp-en Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Moeen Ali said ( about Saqlain Mushtaq ) : "Patience is something Saqi (spin coach Saqlain Mushtaq) talks about a lot, we knew we needed to be patient," External link

afp-en Thursday, November 10, 2016 3:53:00 PM EAT