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Head coach Misbah gives unnatural statement after series defeat


Newly-appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq was pretty annoyed with the 3-0 defeat against Sri Lanka in the T20I series at home.

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After winning the ODI series comfortably by 2-0, the hosts Pakistan got a major shock as they suffered a 3-0 white-wash in the T20I series against a young Sri Lankan side. Playing a series at home after a lot of years and suffering a white-wash, it’s safe to say that the newly appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq was in all sorts of pressure in the press conference.

After all, the former Pakistan captain came up with some unnatural statements which also gave a hint that he was pretty annoyed for being blamed for the defeat as it’s been only 10 days since he took the job

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“I haven’t done anything in the last 10 days that could have deterred anything. If you want to put the responsibility on me you can but in this brief time since I took charge how big a difference could I created with my coaching.”

“The strategy was simple: to cash in on the Powerplay and later go all out in the last five overs. These are the same players who took Pakistan on top [in the T20I rankings] but in this series they were not able to execute things well with the bat, ball and while fielding,” Misbah said.

“Maybe I did something? Probably I made our right-hand batsmen switch to left-handed batting or maybe made our right-handers bowl with the left arm or vice-versa? In terms of strategy, nothing really has changed but I am thinking what went wrong,” he added in the post-match press conference.

The pressure is mounting for the number one T20 team in the world after the white-wash as the T20 World Cup is less than a year now.

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