Saqlain Mushtaq believes that Pakistan will dwell to remorse handing Misbah-ul-Haq the twin position of head coach and chief selector, describing the determination as a blunder on the a part of the greater-ups.

Former skipper Misbah was not too long ago thrust into the twin position with the mens workforce after a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cricket committee determined towards granting a contract extension to earlier head coach Mickey Arthur.

Misbah himself was part of the cricket committee which opted towards retaining Arthurs providers with the South African proven the door after the groups failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup semi-closing.

Talking to Sport360 in an unique chat on the sidelines of his masterclass at the Kings Cricket Academy, Dubai, Saqlain was blunt in his evaluation of the PCBs determination to give Misbah two vital roles.

In our society, the shoemaker and tailor are each uneducated. Nevertheless, a tailor can not make a shoe and neither can a shoe-maker tailor garments, the former Pakistan off-spinner acknowledged.

Despite the fact that they each are uneducated, they’re nonetheless performing a selected service which solely they will ship and neither can enterprise into every others area.

Its the identical with Misbah, I feel having two roles doesnt make sense to be sincere. I respect Misbah loads, I respect Wasim Khan (PCB managing director) and Ehsan Mani. I feel they have the proper intentions. However right here, I feel they’re unsuitable and have made a blunder. And in the end, they’ll remorse this.

Saqlain is now a highly respected spin bowling coach.

Saqlain is now a extremely revered spin bowling coach.

Altering the head coach is just not the solely main revamp undertaken by the PCB in latest months underneath managing director Wasim Khan, with the home construction being overhauled as nicely. Departmental cricketis now historical past and the new first-class set-up encompasses a complete of solely six groups in the type of provinces.

Adjustments have additionally been made on the captaincy entrance with Sarfraz Ahmed being faraway from his place whereas additionally being axed from the Check and T20I outfits to tour Australia subsequent month. In his stead, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam have been appointed as Pakistans new Check and T20I captains respectively.

Whereas completely different instructions are being taken at almost all ranges by the PCB, Saqlain is of the opinion that the imaginative and prescient behind such a revamp wants to be a powerful one.

We’re going by way of a tricky patch at the second they usually (PCB) are doing loads of experiments, the spin ace defined.

I dont thoughts, I at all times say by no means shy from doing experiments. However you have to be visionary, you want to have some form of goal and objectives in entrance of you, then you may experiment all you need.

So, about the imaginative and prescient, that we’ll discover out after just a few months or a yr or so. We’ll come to know if there was a imaginative and prescient certainly or in the event that they had been simply experimenting for the sake of it. Ultimately, that half will turn out to be clear.

Misbah has not loved the better of his starts in his twin position, with the Males in Inexperienced whitewashed 3-zero in T20I collection on dwelling soil by a second-string Sri Lanka. Misbah has confronted loads of flak already for the embarrassing loss, significantly questioning his determination to recall Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad to the No1 ranked T20 facet.

Neither participant is in the squad to face Australia. As a substitute, Misbah has rung in the modifications, as Akmal and Shehzad have been proven the door and Misbah has experimented by handing maiden name-ups to teenage quick bowlers Musa Khan and Naseem Shah forward of the two Assessments and three T20s Down Below.

And although Saqlain is sceptical over the structural shake-up, he has advocated persistence from each followers and media alike.

Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq.

Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq.

Relating to intent, I feel the intent is nice with Misbah-ul-Haq, with PCB director Wasim Khan. I’m not saying that the intent is unsuitable, God prepared, they have a very good and powerful imaginative and prescient, he continued.

We’re clearly going by way of a very powerful patch at the second, however persistence is required for this. The media wants to have persistence as nicely.

We simply misplaced to Sri Lanka and the complete media had turned towards the PCB and Misbah, towards Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad as nicely. Persistence is required very a lot.


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