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Misbah-ul-Haq: Discipline was the difference

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says that Sri Lanka's discipline was the key to them winning the second Test in Dubai

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 12, 2014

Posted by   on (January 14, 2014, 10:00 GMT)

what a shame Hafeez was given four overs with the new ball.What is happening Moin khan ?

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 20:33 GMT)

Simple and easy pakistan should have 1 more spinner cause saeed ajmal bowling didnt work so they could have another option but too late to talk what is done is done

Posted by wapuser on (January 13, 2014, 14:48 GMT)

The thing is captain is the person who selects the team. Misbah should realise his mistake just from the first test. Because team selection was wrong.... In 2 nd innings we were unable to take wickets while our most premeier bowler bhatti went for planty.. Also except misbah and younis other were failed to show any distanct magic... I was surprised after seeing same team.. I was shocked ... It was obvious that we loose ir draw... Its a matter of likning and dis likning that misbah is facing.. Please misbah select the team which is in right balance for pakistan not you.. Please think over it

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 14:25 GMT)

If my opinion matters, I watched the Previous 2 tests, and if anyone is to blame for the results it's not Misbah-ul-Haq, As he has actually been the anchor but he can't win games alone.. Yes he has to take the responsibility as a Captain but give the guy a break, had it not been for him Pakistan would have suffered defeat even on the first game.. If everyone on the team play as expected then it's a"Team", but if only one man makes a descent score then it's something else

Posted by wapuser on (January 13, 2014, 12:33 GMT)

Excuses after excuses.. Team needs new manager asap and reshaping of test side atleast, if not other formats (lack consistency in other formats too). Asad Shafiq has had way too many chances and should never again play for Pakistan Cricket. Glad that Dav is leaving so either Mohsin Khan or Inzamam should replace him

Posted by baji003 on (January 13, 2014, 12:32 GMT)

Pakistan is stronger as known and they lag in somewhere with partnership and guidance, Pakistan is also a young team who needs to get experience, misbah cannot be blamed for that, Team has to learn and bounce back as Sri lankan team did.

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 6:07 GMT)

My dear Mr. Misbah. Who is supposed to induce discipline in a unit? Of course the leader.....and you failed to do it. Now don't make excuses.

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