Unfair to Compare MS Dhoni and Misbah-ul-Haq, Says Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik said Misbah-ul-Haq was a good captain and had performed well as a batsman but the Pakistan Cricket Board is needed to take a final decision on the captaincy for the 2015 World Cup.

updated: August 23, 2014 08:21 IST
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File photo: Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq, right, hits a shot in the first cricket Test match against India, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007. Also seen is India's Mahendra Dhoni.

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Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and Dhoni in India following their team's defeats to Sri Lanka and England respectively. (Also read: Dhoni gets Stephen Fleming's backing)

"Every captain has a bad series but I would not compare these two at all. There is no comparison because Dhoni has won every major ICC title which Misbah has not done, he said during a talkshow on Geo super channel."

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