Pakistan’s tag of being the World No. 1 crew in T20 Worldwide format of the sport was dealt an enormous blow as a younger Sri Lankan crew fully outplayed them within the just-concluded Twenty20 Worldwide (T20I) sequence. Pakistan weren’t anticipated to take action badly, particularly when Sri Lanka had been with out a number of of their star gamers. After the sequence loss, Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed needed to reply some critical questions. Within the post-match press convention, when a journalist requested Misbah the explanation for the crew’s poor efficiency, he snapped and sarcastically replied that “the one change that has occurred is me”.
“The one change that has occurred is me and evidently I’ve finished one thing fallacious. I’ve made the right-handers bat left-handed and requested the right-arm bowlers to bowl with their left hand. That is the one cause I can consider proper now, in any other case why would it not occur,” Misbah mentioned in a YouTube video, uploaded by Pakistan Cricket .
The journalists additionally requested Misbah in regards to the poor efficiency of leg-spinner Shadab Khan to which Misbah identified the shortage of back-up wrist-spinners of their home circuit. He even challenged journalists to call one wrist-spinner who’s performing on the home stage and isn’t being picked within the Pakistan crew.
Misbah who took cost of the Pakistani crew only a whereas in the past mentioned these had been the identical gamers who’re taking part in for final three-odd years and it was an eye-opener for all and that there have been a number of inquiries to reply.
Sarfaraz Ahmed reiterated his coach’s opinion and mentioned that they grew to become the No. 1 facet with the identical set of gamers and that there was no strain from the crew administration because the gamers had been given a free hand to play their pure recreation.
He took duty of crew’s poor present and defended the coach saying that the crew administration was doing exhausting work off the sphere however the gamers had did not execute their abilities.