Yousaf slams Misbah’s dual role appointment

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    Pakistan’s former cricketer Mohammad Yousaf has criticised the appointment of Misbahul Haq as the Men in Green’s head coach and chief selector.

    While talking to Express News, the 45-year-old raised doubt over Misbah’s ability to infuse aggression in the Pakistan team.

    "The Pakistan team lacks the technique, control and aggression," said Yousuf. "Someone who was not able to demonstrate positive thinking himself on the field of play despite being the captain, how could he improve the performance of the players?"

    The 45-year-old also believes that Misbah unfairly blamed others for his defensive tactics.

    "When Kane Williamson comes at number three, he scores a century. Meanwhile, Misbah would wait for three wickets to fall so he could claim that the situation warranted him to play defensively," he said.

    Yousaf also questioned the appointments in the PCB after he was not considered for the Under-19 team’s head coach position.

    "This is not about jobs. We just say what's right for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. But of course the PCB would not accept that," he said. "They only need people who can say 'yes, sir!' This is exactly what people like Intikhab Alam have been doing for 40 years.”

    Misbah was confirmed as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract.

    In line with the PCB’s commitment to ensure transparency, accountability and role clarity at all levels, Misbah was also named as the Chairman of Selectors with head coaches of the six first-class Cricket Association sides as his fellow selectors.

    The first assignment of Misbah will be the upcoming three ODI and three T20I home series against Sri Lanka, which will be played from September 27 to October 9.
  2. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    Yousaf has raised some very valid points, like the following.

  3. Sultan Yusuf

    Sultan Yusuf Talented

    Sep 1, 2010
    Excellent points by yousuf - all of them!
  4. Shaz130

    Shaz130 Talented

    Dec 29, 2016
    Never thought I would agree this much with Yousaf. He was a fantastic player of his time so he knows what he is talking about. Glad someone out there is saying it.

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