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.
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
“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.