Waqar Younis said that he could understand the changed situation due to the pandemic but insisted that cricket boards need to seriously look at the mental health aspect as well while organising matches.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Waqar Younis says series against 'relatively weak' visitors good time to try young players
Pakistan will play three ODIs and three T20 matches in Multan and Rawalpindi against Zimbabwe, which will be arriving in the country this month.
Teenage paceman Naseem Shah and 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi both impressed as Pakistan lost the three-match Test series 1-0 but drew the Twenty20 campaign 1-1.
While some observers suggested a pink ball, as happens in day/night Tests, could be used to aid greater visibility, fast-bowling great Waqar suggested greater flexibilty from the match officials was the best way of maximising playing time.
Sachin Tendulkar reveals Sialkot knock against rampaging Pakistan attack sowed seeds of 1990 Manchester ton
Tendulkar made the revelation on the 30th anniversary of his match-saving 119 against England at Manchester, which happened to be his first-ever international hundred.
England vs Pakistan: Assistant coach Waqar Younis hopes visitors can 'cash in' on Ben Stokes' absence
Ben Stokes is heading to New Zealand, where his father is convalescing following a serious illness and will miss both the second Test as well as the series finale.
England vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq is the final decision-making authority, says visitors' bowling coach Waqar Younis
Waqar said though Pakistan has a heavyweight coaching staff and Misbah consulted them when required, but they had no role in the final decision making.
Mohammad Amir’s sudden Test retirement hurt us, but we’ve moved on, says Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis welcomed Mohammad Amir back to the Pakistan squad and touched upon the anger he felt at Amir's Test retirement ahead of a tour of Australia in 2019.
Nature of English pitches has changed, Pakistan might actually play two spinners, says bowling coach Waqar Younis
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said English pitches have become "slow and sluggish" in nature, as evidenced by its behavior in the ongoing England-West Indies Test series.
Skipper Joe Root had earlier this week hinted that the days of Anderson and Broad playing as a pair may be over.
Waqar Younis heaped praises for Virat Kohli's fitness, saying the Indian captain has set the fitness bar for players across the world.
Ex-Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis 'didn't realise' Sachin Tendulkar would become a cricketing legend in first meeting
Waqar said that at first look, Sachin did not really give him the impression that he was going to be the great cricketer he is known as today.
Pakistan have been clean swept by South Africa and Australia in their last two away series and chief selector Misbah will be determined not to suffer the same fate in England.
'Thought it was a big thing to do': Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi recalls beating Roger Federer in doubles at Swiss Indoors in 2009
Pakistan's top tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi recently recalled his memories of playing the legendary Roger Federer, during a recent interaction with Dan Kernan in the podcast 'Control the Controllables'.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan cricketers Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali test positive for COVID-19
Leg-spinner Shadab is the only established member of the team out of the three. Rauf has played only two T20 Internationals while highly-rated batsman Ali had received his maiden call-up for the England tour comprising three Tests and as many T20s
Pakistan bowing coach Waqar Younis calls decision to put India into bat as 'silly mistake' in World Cup 2019 match
Waqar Younis said, 'I think Pakistan got it totally wrong against India in 2019 starting right from the toss. I think they were hoping that the pitch will do a lot more and they will get early wickets which will put India under pressure.'
There has been widespread speculations that the use of saliva and sweat to shine the ball will be stopped to cut down the risk of spreading the highly contagious coronavirus when cricket restarts.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Shane Warne suggests using weighted balls to help pacers generate swing without risking health
Shane Warne said compared to the bat, the ball used in cricket has not really evolved over the years.
Michael Holding feels legalising ball tampering in the post COVID-19 world is a bit self contradictory while Proteas great Allan Donald is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum on a subject that has divided opinions.
Veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges was 'clueless' on debut against Pakistan, didn't expect to play again
In his first Test in 1989, Tendulkar was up against a Pakistan pace attack comprising Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.