Australian cricket great Matthew Hayden has proven his coaching credentials and earnt the praise of fans around the world amid Pakistan’s rise to the T20 World Cup final.
Pakistan’s T20 coach first showed his naturally brilliant coaching ability after his side advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament as he delivered an all-time post-match speech to his charges.
The burly Queenslander commanded the room as he spoke of his faith in the team, and the “miracle” he could see unfolding as they continued playing together.
Now, the 51-year-old is being marvelled for showing faith, patience and belief to a superstar who’s struggled in the early stages of the T20 World Cup.
Speaking ahead of Pakistan’s semi-final victory over New Zealand at the SCG on Wednesday evening, Hayden was questioned about the team’s captain and opener Babar Azam, who had endured an uncharacteristically…