RAWALPINDI - The man behind Rawalpindi Rams success in the Faisal Bank Twenty20, coach Sabih Azhar, has admired the entire team for their hard work and dedication. Talking to TheNation in an exclusive interview Sabih admitted that his team was not as strong as he would have liked to because the key players, like top T20 player Yasir Arafat, Babar Naeem and Yasim Murtaza were not available for selection as they were playing county cricket in England. Despite their absence from the squad, Sabih was very impressed with his boys performance for this achievement and gives the credit to his young and relatively inexperienced squad as seven of his players have never represented at this level before. Sabih specially praised the leadership qualities of Sohail Tanveer and described him as best captain. He also highly appreciated Raza Hassan performance, who bowled the Super over in the final against Karachi Dolphins. Sabih said 'Raza is a future star of Pakistan as he has confidence in him and had several secret deliveries in his armoury. Sabih Azhar started his cricket career from Rawalpindi Under-19 platform in 1981 and in his first season he grabbed 32 wickets that earn him a call in the national Under-19 squad for home series against India in 1981 which was led by Ravi Shastari but unfortunately that tour was called off due to some unknown reasons. Sabih started his first class career in 82-83 against PIA and joined ADBP (presently ZTBL) same year and remained with the bank till 2004 before taking golden shake hand. Sabih played a side match against England at Rawalpindi in 1987 and took four wickets in that match. In 1996 before the World Cup, played in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, he played side matches against South Africa, Emirates and Sri Lanka. He nominated coach of Rawalpindi Regional Academy in 2000 and remained with Rawalpindi till 2004. In the same year he was named the coach of Peshawar side and in his first season Peshawar won the Quaid Azam Trophy title. He was recalled to Rawalpindi in 2005-06 and appointed head coach of the Rawalpindi side. Sabih is the most experienced and highly qualified coach in the country as he has passed Level-I and II courses from UK and also from PCB while he also passed Level III course arranged by Cricket Australia in Pakistan. Sabih said: Our bowlers performed exceptionally well throughout the tournament and improved a lot with every game and none of the teams were able to score 150 runs against us till final where Karachi scored 164 runs. It was truly a remarkable performance from the lads and this victory was achieved purely through team work and with the Grace of God. Sabih said his further plans to take his side win many more titles in the future and wants to give national team quality players from Rawalpindi. Sabih Azhar also appreciated PCB for holding regular events as the country is facing international isolation and international teams are reluctant to tour Pakistan sighting security concerns.