Pakistan Cricket Team announced its new head coach and its none other than the country’s own all-rounder Misbah-ul-Haq. Making his way into a new role for his country men’s cricket team, Misbah was named as head coach by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for three years tenure. Who said the Indian Cricket board goofed up with the head coach selection?, Pakistan is no far behind. Twitter just couldn’t stop laughing after the decision to appoint the former allrounder as the head coach.
Misbah as the new head coach
After the World Cup massacre, PCB did not renew the contract with Mickey Arthur as the head coach. The former captain was a front runner in the list of candidates for the role of head coach. “I know expectations are high, but I am absolutely ready and up for the task otherwise I would not have thrown my name in the hat for one of the most challenging and coveted roles in Pakistan cricket,” said Misbah.
? JUST IN ?@captainmisbahpk named Pakistan head coach and chief selector.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 4, 2019
Alongside Misbah-ul-Haq, the former Pakistani fast baller Waqar Younis will be joining the side as Pakistan’s new bowling coach. However, Misbah will take over as the chief selector of the national side as well.
“We have some of the most talented and exciting cricketers, and I will like to help them train and prepare in such a way that they can play intelligently, smartly and fearlessly. I am aware, this will require a change in the dressing room culture but if we have to compete consistently at the highest level, we have to embrace these modern-day requirements,” said the all-rounder.
“We need to understand this is a performance-oriented world and only those Pakistan players have thrived in the past who have taken the pride in donning the star and crest on their chests by delivering every time they have stepped on to the field,” he added. Source
Twitter can’t stop laughing
"I didn't choose thug life, thug life chose me" – Misbah pic.twitter.com/zKQBbLlqRp
— Waqas Ahmed (@ahmedwaqas992) September 4, 2019
Hierarchy of power in Pakistan:
1. Army chief
4. Nobody https://t.co/hbSgYm275H
— Osman Samiuddin (@OsmanSamiuddin) September 4, 2019
Jab Tak Sooraj Chand Rahega
Misbah Tera Naam Rahega ? https://t.co/9FeXuXudRq
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 3, 2019
PCB: We need candidates for head coach and chief selector. Anyone?
— PSL Memes (@PSLMemesWalay) September 4, 2019
Misbah-Ul-Haq is now coach of the Pakistani team in addition to being Chief Selector. Considering how fit he is, they might as well have made him captain as well!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) September 4, 2019
— Moaaz Ali Joiya (@joiya_moaaz) September 4, 2019
— Muhammad Ali Johnny (@FoujjiM) September 4, 2019
Misbah is the new head coach lmao
— Zamran (@dumpukh) September 4, 2019
— Abid Malik Waran (@AbidWarun) September 4, 2019
Make Misbah CEO as well.
— Azfar (@azfark1) September 4, 2019
Misbah for pm
— Saad Imtiaz (@Saad_Im10) September 4, 2019
Misbah has become Army chief of Pakistan cricket??. ??????
— Alti Speakin' (@AltiSpeakin) September 4, 2019
If Misbah were in India, he might have already started preparing to appear in front of CoA in case of Conflict of Interest ???
— Prasad Korde (@PrasadKorde8) September 4, 2019
— ⬇↘➡ ✊ = Hadouken (@TheAsifAli) September 4, 2019
Bad decision, their will b more politics & favoritism after inclusion of waqar younis, coach should b foreigner, misbah as ONLY a chief selector is OK
— Syed Shariq Shah (@shariq_ss) September 4, 2019
The reason i am against this decision is because Misbah has defensive mindset which doesn't help in today's cricket on the other hand Micky was aggressive/offensive..
— Jawwad Hussain Naqvi (@jawwadnaqvi1) September 4, 2019
Kuch Aur reh gaya tou wo bhi misbah ko he bana do
— Ali (@sheikhspearee) September 4, 2019