Thursday, August 11, 2022

I don’t think about matters not in my control: Misbah remarks about captaincy


LAHORE: Skipper of Pakistan for ODI and Test, Misbah-ul-Haq expressed wish to lead national team in a better way and to stay fit to give his best performance, ARY News reported.

Speaking to media during the ongoing summer camp at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday, Misbah-ul-Haq said that he is focusing to perform according to his best ability.

When asked about news of handing over captaincy to Shahid Afridi for the 2015 World Cup, Misbah said he did not think about matters not in his control.

“I have always said that captaincy is not in your hand, it’s in the hand of the cricket board”, he added.

He further said that if anyone is desiring for the captaincy, its his own desire.

Misbah took over the charge as captain of Pakistan for Test and ODI in 2010. Despite his age Misbah is still one of the fittest and most prolific players to lead Pakistan. However, with the 2015 World Cup ahead and Misbah in the twilight years of his career, Pakistan still haven’t marked a potential captain with assertive leadership qualities.

The ongoing month-long camp will end on Thursday after extensive physical training and skill development.

Talking about the camp Misbah said it would be beneficial in the long run.

“You might not get an immediate result. However, each player knows it has enhanced endurance. Your base is on your fitness in any sport and when you are fit you have better performance in all the three departments. Especially in such heat when you push yourself you increase your endurance, your strength is improved and you get improved in all the departments.”, he added.


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