Pakistan in Trouble, Misbah-ul-Haq's Absence Raises Doubts

In a match that Pakistan lost by a run to surrender the series 3-0 to Australia, Misbah-ul-Haq was 'rested.'  Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the decision and says there should be no confusion in team before the World Cup.

updated: October 13, 2014 11:13 IST
  • Total Shares
Misbah Pakistan ODI
Misbah ul Haq in action during the 2nd ODI vs Australia. His 'decision to rest' during the third match has raised eyebrows.

© AP

Abu Dhabi: The trouble-prone Pakistan cricket team dressing room was once again witness to some drama and it took PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan's intervention to diffuse the controversy generated by Misbah-ul-Haq's decision to rest from the third ODI against Australia.

Khan had to talk to the media in Abu Dhabi during the third ODI to defuse the impression that Misbah had been coerced or pressurised into not playing the third ODI by the team management, which is totally behind Shahid Afridi who led the side in the match on Sunday.

Although Misbah took pains to make politically correct appearances during the match to give the impression that everything was alright in the dressing room but former players still didn't spare the PCB for its sudden decision to hand over the captaincy to Afridi. (Shahid Afridi Unsure About Pakistan's Fate in World Cup)

Show Full Article