Shoaib Akhtar jokes about Misbah-ul-Haq’s appointment as Pakistan coach and selector
Rormer Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is no stranger to being in the headlines every now and then. Thus it wasn’t a surprise when the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ made a hilarious comment after his yesteryears teammate Misbah-ul-Haq was assigned the dual role of Pakistan cricket team’s head coach and chief selector.
Akhtar took to Twitter on Wednesday to congratulate Misbah on the appointment while jokingly adding that he was shocked that the latter wasn’t chosen the Chairman of the PCB as well. However, Akhtar clarified that he was ‘just kidding’ before hoping that Misbah ‘does wonders like before’.
Misbah-ul-Haq was yesterday confirmed as Pakistan men’s national team head coach in all three formats on a three-year contract.
In line with the PCB’s commitment to ensure transparency, accountability and role clarity at all levels, Misbah was also named as the Chairman of Selectors with head coaches of the six first-class Cricket Association sides as his fellow selectors.