Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja feels the Pakistan Cricket Board should appoint a reputed former Test player as coach of the U-19 team, just like India have done by appointing Rahul Dravid for the India U-19 team.
"I think the PCB should also consider appointing a former Test player who is well reputed and respected with the national junior team just like India has done in the case of Rahul Dravid (India U-19 and A coach)," Raja was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.
Raja further added, "I don't think winning is as important as recognising individuals who are talented and then educating and grooming them. India will benefit from the presence of someone like Rahul Dravid who is a role model for youngsters.”
He explained that a youngster can learn a lot with a mentor like Dravid. "Pakistan should also think on these lines because at the under-16 and 19 levels identifying individuals who can be good investments for the future is very important," he stated.
--By A Cricket Correspondent