Wicketkeepers have a pivotal role to play: Rashid Latif

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By Sports Correspondent

KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif says that a wicketkeeper plays a very important role for a team as a well-taken catch and a good stump can turn the match upside down.

PCB is organizing online sessions for its current and upcoming cricketers with former greats in order to keep them motivated as almost all sports come to halt in the middle of coronavirus pandemic and almost everyone including players restricted to their houses.

“Physical fitness and strong nerves are very important for wicketkeepers,” Rashid Latif said. He praised present wicketkeepers in the Pakistan national camp Sarfaraz Ahmed, former Pakistan skipper, Rizwan Ahmed and Rohail Nazeer for their strong nerves.

Rashid Latif advised the three wicketkeepers to watch videos of former English wicketkeepers Alan Knott and Jack Russell and learn.

He further said that he used to talk to teammates standing near to him at slip positions to keep him fresh throughout the day.

Rashid Latif also gave tips to wicketkeepers on how to enhance their batting skills along with achieving wicket-keeping skills.

National team chief selector and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, bowling coach Waqar Younis and team management member Shahid Aslam also attended the online session.

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