LAHORE – Former captain of Pakistan Inzamamul Haq has said that he did not think that one could become a good coach by acquiring a few degrees, it has been learnt.

"I have played so much international and domestic cricket and I don't need any coaching degrees to teach a youngster what to do. In cricket the most important thing was to mentally prepare a player to deal with pressure. I don't think anyone can do this better than players who have played over 100 Tests for their countries," maintained.

"No matter what degree you obtain but you can't pass on the same sort of advice that someone of the calibre of Javed Miandad or Wasim Akram can.

Inzamam confirmed that he has been invited to the national coaching camp for seven days for Pakistan's tour to India. "There is not much I can do in seven days and I can't change technique of the batsmen but I will try to make them mentally tough for what they should expect in India," claimed Inzamam, one of the best batsmen Pakistan have ever produced.

Inzamam added that it was very important for Pakistan to have a batting coach for their tour of South Africa. "It wouldn't matter that much in India if we don't have a batting coach but for South Africa it is very important," stressed Inzamam.