Misbah ul Haq Expresses Concern Over Some Pakistani Cricketers
Pakistan’s recent drubbing against a second-string Sri Lankan side in the three-match T20I series has raised speculations in the country. Newly-appointed head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has hit out at some cricketers for not adhering to professional standards.
Pakistan witnessed international cricket after a long time when Sri Lanka toured them earlier this month. After an awful time in the ICC World Cup 2019, many hoped Pakistan to put a great show as they look to bounce back from the disappointment.
The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side made a good start winning all three-match ODI series 2-0 after a washout in the first game. However, they had a disappointing end suffering a whitewash in the three-match T20Is which has put the entire team under the scanner including coach Misbah-ul-Haq.Pakistan. (Credits: Twitter)
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Reportedly, Misbah is not happy with the attitude of the players as they have been reluctant to follow the management’s instructions and train accordingly. The former Pakistan skipper is also not happy with the Sarfaraz Ahmed who has failed to stand up to the expectations in need.
“What has disturbed Misbah the most in his first assignment as head coach and the chief selector is the reluctance of some players to follow directions of the management and do proper training to keep high fitness standards,” one source said.Twitter
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Another source told PTI that Misbah ul Haq was surprised by the behaviour of three senior players — Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, and Haris Sohail. They have not given their hundred percent in training which has irked Misabh in his first assignment.
“Several times he felt they were making excuses to shy away from training and proper nets. He got the feeling they had some sort of excuse ready to go easy on their training,” the source concluded.