When Misbah was captain, Azhar wasn't allowed to join the ODI team, although he was better: Yousuf

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  1. Del

    Del Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Dec 21, 2016
    Batting legend Mohammad Yousuf criticised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for implementing new policies and appointing Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach-cum-chief selector.

    Yousuf, while talking to ARY News lambasted on Misbah’s appointment, said the decision is beyond his understanding.

    “Misbah’s honesty can be gauged from here that he was himself on the committee to select the coach,” former Test cricketer said.

    “If the team is to be selected by the coaches, then why is the chief selector required and when will the head coach have time to see new players?”

    The right-handed batsman also said that Misbah never allowed Azhar Ali to play ODI under his captaincy.

    “As long as Misbah was the captain, Azhar Ali was not allowed to join the ODI team although he was a better player than Misbah.”

    He also criticised bowling icon Waqar Younis, who appointed as bowling coach of the national team.

    “I was surprised and upset to know that Waqar Younis accepted the title of bowling coach because whenever he gets the role he gets a problem.”

    Talking about the revamped domestic structure, Yousuf said there should’ve been eight teams in the first-class cricket instead of six.

    “It would have been better if we had a team of eight instead of six in the first class.”

    Mohammad Yousuf has represented Pakistan in all three formats, he played 90 test matches and 288 ODIs and 3 T20Is for Pakistan where he notched up 7530 runs, 9720 runs and 50 runs respectively.

  2. Shahzad.Firdous

    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
    Agree with Yousuf, Azhar should have played but he wasnt better than Misbah, thats completely wrong from Yousuf. Yousuf is maybe jealous with the praise that Misbah gets cus of his leadership abilities, his other abilities than the batting! Yousuf should not be jealous cus jitni stylish aur exquisite stance aur batting Mohd Yousuf ki thi usko buhat kam batsman match kar sakte hein aur top quality batsmen like Saeed Anwar, Mark Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar, Laxman and Michael Vaughan had this kind of style in their batting!! Acha batsman to har koi ban jata hai but stylish batting buhat kam karte hein!!
  3. Shahzad.Firdous

    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

    May 29, 2010
    If I would have selected an odi playing 11 during Misbah era, then this would have been playing 11 i would have selected:

    1. Fawad Alam
    2. Azhar Ali
    3. Harris Sohail
    4. Younus Khan
    5. Misbah c
    6. Shahid Afridi vc
    7. Sarfraz
    8. Wahab Riaz
    9. Saeed Ajmal
    10. Umar Gul
    11. Mohd Irfan
    Reserves: Junaid Khan, Mohd Talha, Yasir Shah, Nasir Jamshed.
  4. Dare2Dream

    Dare2Dream Talented

    May 4, 2010
    Yousuf is right about it being bizarre that Misbah was part of the committee that led to him own hiring. Also right about Waqar always being at the center of problems. Misbah and Waqar were the two guys that should have been last on the coaching list.
  5. Patriot

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    Oct 8, 2014
  6. Passionate Pakistani

    Passionate Pakistani Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Jun 10, 2011
    Dont think it is right because misbah himself recommended azhar as captain after his retirement.

    Why would someone recommend a player as captain when he doesnt fancy him even as a batsman

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