If we don’t get outcomes, we start searching for scapegoats: Misbah-ul-Haq | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq stated that there might be no enchancment in Pakistan cricket until it adjustments its tradition and stops looking for scapegoats.
Speaking for the primary time after his sudden resignation as head coach final month, Misbah stated “cosmetic surgery” won’t change something in Pakistan cricket as the issues are deep rooted within the system.
“The problem is that in our cricket we only look at results and we don’t give time or have patience for planning ahead and improving the system,” he stated on ‘A-Sports’ channel.
“We don’t focus on the fact that we have to develop our players at domestic level and then in the national team and work on their skill development. We want results and if we don’t get the desired results we start searching for scapegoats,” he stated.
Misbah, together with bowling coach Waqar Younis, introduced sudden resignations quickly after coming back from the West Indies final month.
“Unfortunately, looking for scapegoats is a norm in Pakistan cricket. After losing a match or series we look for someone as a scapegoat to save face.
“Nothing will change if we continue with this cosmetic surgery. You can change the coaches and players but deep down the problems will remain the same,” he stated.
Misbah additionally criticised the working of the national selection committee and the way in which it had made adjustments within the T20 World Cup squad.
“What is going on? First, you take decisions on bringing some players into the World Cup team and then 10 days later you take a U-turn and bring back players dropped back into the fold,” he said.
After announcing an initial 15-member squad and three reserves, chief selector Muhammad Wasim later made three changes, including former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Later, one other veteran participant Shoaib Malik additionally made a return after an harm to batsman Sohaib Maqsood.

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