Coach Ateeq uz Zaman introduced Richard Stonier in domestic cricket tournament on recommendation of Haroon Rasheed last year keeping in mind the fitness problems of the team. But now, Ateeq uz Zaman claimed, “Richard Stonier’s presence in the team is an opportunity to meet the challenge.”
He also said he has been in this profession for ten years. “I enjoyed working with different athletes… now I am here to work with Pakistani cricketers… I am very blessed and honored. Certainly I would like to implement law. It’s a long process but I will try my best to change the thinking. Change takes time, it does not happen overnight. This is gonna take a little bit time about lifestyle, fitness, nutrition, eating habits to make people better … and I say again in the end of the day to work hard and play hard,” he said.
While answering another question he said, it’s not actually about the problem you have to work individually work on players. You should use different techniques in different routines. You have to prepare the players mentally about 70% and physically about 30%. We train the players day and night in the field and gym by using different techniques to players so that players are fit enough to perform on the pitch as well as off the pitch.