Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul Haq has slammed the national team’s current head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq’s body language in the dressing room during the second Twenty20 International (T20I) between the Men in Green and England at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Misbah was seen animated whenever the camera was drawn towards him during the time England were batting and hitting Pakistan all over the park. At one instance, Misbah was seen running off off to the balcony in anger to pass some words to skipper Babar Azam.
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The aforementioned behavior didn’t go down well with many pundits and former cricketers including Inzamam, who gave a scathing message.
“During the fifth over of England innings, the camera showed Misbah and he had his hands on his head, which suggested that something really bad had happened. You are giving a wrong message by doing these things. If you respond like this during the match, then this will have a bad effect on the team,” said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.
“Mickey Arthur used to respond in the same way. Whenever I used to talk to players, they used to complain that Arthur’s similar antics affected them negatively. No matter what happens during the match, only positive vibes should go from the dressing room,” he added.
The commentator during the England innings, Rob Key, also noticed similarities between Misbah and former Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur.
“Misbah doesn’t look too happy. He looks like Mickey Arthur when Misbah was captain,” said Key.
England emerged victorious by five wickets after successfully chasing 196. The run chase was inspired by brilliant half-centuries from Dawid Malan and skipper Eoin Morgan.