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Shoaib Akhtar Mocks Misbah-ul-Haq, Asks 'why Not PCB Chairman Too?'

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • Shoaib Akhtar came forward to make fun of Misbah ul Haq in a light-hearted manner
  • Misbah has been appointed as Pakistan team's head coach and chief selector
  • Waqar Younis has been appointed as the bowling coach

Shoaib Akthar is known to come up with a lot of statements on social media which are serious as well as hilarious. Shoaib Akhtar, who is nicknamed as 'Rawalpindi Express' has his own Youtube channel which had become famous during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 where he was seen doing an in-depth analysis of each and every side especially India and Pakistan. Shoaib Akthar had also criticised Pakistan team after their lacklustre performance against arch-rivals India. He had also termed Sarfaraz Ahmed's captaincy as 'brainless' and also lashed out at pacer Hasan Ali and urged him to concentrate on cricket. Shoaib Akhtar was also involved in a hilarious social media incident with old friend Kevin Pietersen. Now,  Shoaib Akthar has come forward to take a dig at one of his old team-mates Misbah ul Haq. 

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Shoaib Akhtar takes a dig at Misbah ul Haq

Misbah ul Haq was appointed as the head coach as well as the chief selector by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). PCB had sacked the then head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood and batting coach Grant Flower. Apart from Misbah ul Haq, former fast bowling legend Waqar Younis has been appointed as the Pakistan team's bowling coach by PCB. Meanwhile, PCB have also confirmed that Misbah will be the national team's head coach for three years. After Misbah's appointment as the head coach, Shoaib Akhtar came forward to make fun of his former Pakistan team-mate but in a light-hearted manner. Taking to the micro-blogging site, Shoaib Akhtar congratulated the former skipper for his new role of head coach as well as chief selector of Pakistan. At the same time, Shoaib Akhtar jokingly said that he was surprised about Misbah not being appointed the Chairman PCB as well. Akhtar then added that he was just kidding and really hoped that the ex-batsman does wonders like before. Read Shoaib Akhtar's tweet here:

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Misbah ul Haq's cricketing career

Misbah ul Haq had made his international debut way back in 2001 when Shoaib Akhtar was in the prime of his life. In his 16-year career, Misbah represented Pakistan in 75 Tests, 162 ODI's and 39 T20Is. He scored a handy knock against India in the inaugural edition of ICC World T20 in 2007 (final) and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 (semi-final). However, his team ended up on the losing side on both occasions. Misbah ul Haq had led Pakistan to the summit of the ICC Test rankings in 2016 after which he hung up his boots. 

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