Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who rarely keeps his word, has slammed Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis for stepping down just a month before the upcoming T20I. Cricket world Cup. There is a lot of brainstorming going on in Pakistan cricket and with Ramiz Raja taking over as the new chairman of the board, more can be expected in the coming weeks and months.
With Raja currently holding several meetings with all stakeholders in Pakistan cricket, Akhtar felt that the new chief would not have spared Misbah and Waqar for their performances over the years and hence, both decided to leave and decided to leave. Like decided to avoid any accountability.
He even compared the situation of Misbah and Waqar to the Taliban and the US in Afghanistan.
“I wonder what happened here [Waqar, Misbah’s resignations] That’s what the Taliban did to the US military. I think they knew that Ramiz Raja would not spare them so they decided to leave,” Akhtar was quoted as saying by Geo TV.
The former pacer also said that he should have waited for the PCB’s decision and should not have acted the way he did.
Misbah stepped down as Pakistan’s head coach just two hours after the squad was announced for the T20 World Cup. He said that bio-bubble fatigue had started and given the tight-packed calendar of the Pakistan cricket team, he wanted to leave as he wanted to be at home with family.
Waqar Younis said that since he started his coaching stint with Misbah, it was wise that he went with him.