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Misbah should have been appointed Pakistan Under 19 Coach first: Amir Sohail

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Del, Oct 12, 2019.

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  1. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Pakistan’s former cricketer Aamir Sohail has lambasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for giving the dual responsibility of head coach and chief selector to former Men in Green’s captain Misbahul Haq.

    “It's really the people who appointed him [Misbah] who should be taken to task for this mistake,” said Sohail. “If a person who has never had any experience of being a coach is appointed as head coach of Pakistan and also given the task of being chief selector, then who should be blamed for that?”

    “Think of it from a player’s point of view. If you are having some issues with your game, you normally go to the coach and explain the problems. If that same person happens to be the Chief Selector who could drop you for the next series, you would be very hesitant in approaching him,” he added.

    The 53-year-old believes that Misbah’s experience should have been utilised in grooming the younger upcoming players.

    “Misbah should have been appointed Pakistan Under 19 Coach first,” he said. “He could have made sure that the players who would eventually be selected for Pakistan would be aware of what improvements they needed to make before playing at the highest level.”

    In the recent past, Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle and former Australia cricketer Dean Jones had also expressed their disapproval of the concept of giving dual responsibility of a team to a single individual.

    “Never been a fan of one person being coach and selector. Players come to a coach with a problem. If they know that that knowledge could result in them being dropped, they may not be honest with coaches,” wrote Bhogle on his Twitter account.

    "In my opinion in cricket, you cannot have both roles as a head coach and a selector. Imagine if you were a player with some technical or mental problems.. would you be honest with your coach as you are more likely to be sacked! #Mumstheword," Jones tweeted.

    Misbah’s dual role has come under fire after Pakistan were clean swept three-nil by Sri Lanka in the recently-concluded T20 International (T20I) series in Lahore.

    The Men in Green’s next assignment is a three-match T20I series against Australia down under, which will begin from November 3 in Sydney.

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019
  2. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Agree, Misbah has been given way too much power, that too without any experience.
  3. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    Don't agree with Amear normally but this makes sense. If only our former players were reserved in their criticism. No one likes getting criticised and if you criticise everything unreasonably no one will listen to you.

    If he was A team coach he could have worked with the talents in the 6 teams and keep close relationship with them.
  4. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto

    ShokoTolo_LoloMoto Talented

    Apr 16, 2010
    Misbah doesnt know shit about shit.

    He should've been given the post of a Chapraasi aur a Chai wala at the most. This all what his mental caliber is.
  5. Savak

    Savak Emerging Player

    Feb 26, 2013
    Misbah was offered the coaching and CS post for the U19 and A team before the PCB approached YK, he refused as he felt it was an unappealing job which was beneath him
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