After the Karachi loss to India in the Asia cup, Shoaib Malik chose not to face the media.Â Pakistan’s coach Lawson did and proceeded to insult the entire bunch of journos present with his opening speech in which he remarked “please do not make statements but ask questions” after a reporter asked him something, he replied with “speak better English” when the media protested to this remark he got up to leave but was persuaded back. As soon as he took the podium the entire contingent of Pakistani media got up and left. He waved his arms in a get out gesture to them.Â Following this the media have been protesting between intervals and Lawson has absolutely lost it in the eyes of the public here.
I would imagine that the first skill needed to coach a team in another country would be a bit of diplomacy? Lawson has apologized to his credit through a press release but the media is having none of it and want an apology in person. I say good on them!! English is our second language and he is coaching our team and being paid bloody well for it as well. So perhaps he should learn some urdu eh? rather than insult our media on not knowing proper queens english? Out with him i say…his behavior was utterly shabby!!