Shoaib tried to teach Kolkata bowlers ball-tampering: Buchanan
SYDNEY: One more bad news for Shoaib Akhtar! Former coach of Kolkata Knight Riders John Buchanan of Australia has revealed in his new book that Pakistan’s fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar tried to teach fellow fast bowlers of Knight Riders a few ''tricks'' during the IPL’s first season.
John Buchanan in his new book ‘The Future of Cricket’ wrote a whole chapter on Shoaib Akhtar, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in Season One of the Indian Premier League.
The Australian coach said in his book that the Rawalpindi Express had tried to teach ball-tampering to his fellow fast bowlers.
He further said that Shoaib Akhtar told them various methods used by some of his fellow Pakistani fast bowlers.
Buchanan has also wrote in his book that former coach of India Greg Chappell had warned him that Shoaib would be his biggest problem.
John Buchanan further said in his book that Shoaib was trying to build a culture within the Knight Riders which he did not like as coach.