Mohsin, Aamir Sohail blame Misbah for series loss

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Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 15:54 [IST]
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Misbah, not a smart captain: Mohsin Khan

Sharjah, Sep 6: Following a 2-1 series loss to Australia, Former Pakistan captains Mohsin Khan and Aamir Sohail blamed skipper Misbah ul Haq for not handling the team well, being termed favourites to win the tournament.

Former cricketer Mohsin Khan slammed the team's fielding and also termed it as one of the major reasons for losing the series.

"Pakistan were hot favourites for the series. Our team was better than Australia in the conditions. Barring fielding, we were stronger than them in all the other departments," he said.

"We should've won the final ODI and losing under the circumstances is very concerning," Mohsin added.

Mohsin also blamed Misbah's captaincy as he removed Ajmal from the attack while he was performing very well and a couple of illogical decisions cost Pakistan the final ODI.

"What I feel is that there was lack of a proper game plan. We failed to capitalise on good starts and made illogical decisions in crucial stages. Removing Saeed Ajmal from the attack when he was on fire in the final ODI was a blunder," said the former Pakistan captain.

He further added that the coach was also equally responsible for the loss and said Misbah was not a smart cpatain.

"I won't blame just the captain but the coach as well, who is also responsible. Misbah ul Haq is a hardworking player but not a smart captain. He needs guidance, which he is unfortunately not getting. Because of our mistakes, millions of fans who were praying for the win were left heartbroken."

While Former Pakistan captain, Aamir Sohail also added that Misbah committed a lot of errors on the field.

"He should learn how to use his fast-bowlers like Australia did. He didn't utilise Junaid Khan when the spinners were struggling with the wet ball."


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