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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday revealed that Pakistan Cricket Board is in discussion with him for a senior role in the country's cricket set-up.

According to several media reports, PCB is considering Shoaib Akhtar for the role of Pakistan's chief selector and has plans to remove current head coach Misbah ul Haq from the senior position.

"I will not deny it. Yes, I have had some discussions with the board and I am interested in playing a major role in Pakistan cricket. But nothing is decided as yet," Shoaib Akhtar said during a YouTube show "Cricket Baaz".

"I live a very comfortable life played cricket on my terms but now I have settled down. But I am ready to leave this comfort and try to put my neck on the line for the PCB. I am not afraid others give advice. I will give time if the opportunity arises," Akhtar said.

"Yes, there have been some discussions. I can reveal only this much but nothing concrete as yet. But talks are still on. I have not said "yes" neither have they (PCB) said "yes"," Akhtar said without divulging into details.

"I don't like saying this but it is a fact. Look I don't want a job and I don't need a salary. People want jobs and they come for salaries but I don't need the money.

For Akhtar, the motivation is to build a pool of world-class players who will serve Pakistan cricket for a long time.

"I am ready to get in the line of fire. I will do it because I want to play a role in creating a pool of players from the new generation who play with an aggressive mindset and without fear of failure." Akhtar said that if he is entrusted with the job, he wants to create match-winners like Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad, who would become brands on their own. "We need to start having players who have the same mindset that our greats like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, or Mushtaq Muhammad had.

"The fast bowlers should not have muscular gym-toned bodies but ones that are cricket specific. I want to have 15 players who are brands and stars and this can only be possible if they feel secure and can win matches with their performances." He said the main problem with the present Pakistan team was that it was scared of losing and players were insecure.

"This mindset had to be changed. I believe that If had been with the team there was no way we would have lost the first test to England after reducing them to top 117 for five aggression is necessary for top cricket."

"I have always believed in making tough decisions and people will back you." He also called on Misbah to focus on leaving a legacy in Pakistan cricket instead of worrying about the results all the time.

"Tell me what I am supposed to say. Virat Kohli is not just a top batsman but has around 70 plus international centuries. He as captain has built a formidable pace unit and they are winning matches for India. So how can I criticize him for anything tell me? He said similarly Indian cricket was moving ahead because of their planning and aggressive mindset of players.

"Take for example Jasprit Bumrah. He has improved so much what do I say about his performances?
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