Pakistan’s bowling coach, Waqar Younis, and head coach, Misbah ul Haq have been stepped down from their respective roles. The shocking piece of news went viral straight after the T20 World Cup squad announcement for the men in green.
Their sacking was speculated but the news was not officialized. However, it is a big blow to miss on these coaches just a few months before the big event. As team Pakistan is already without their batting coach, Younis Khan, people believe the crew will barely survive throughout the tournament.
The big question of the debate is, Why Misbah, Waqar have left coaching roles suddenly? Get your answer here.
Misbah, who tested COVID positive, was quarantined in Jamaica for mandatory 14 days. After his return to Pakistan, his participation in the upcoming New Zealand series was already in jeopardy but after he himself has refrained to take the custody with Waqar following him ‘altogether’, Pakistan are left without the batting, bowling, head coaches.
For the home series versus New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to induce Abdul Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq as the interim coaches. However, there is no say if they will continue till the World Cup. Opined, the duo might command the team throughout the big event amidst coachless crew sinking continually.
Misbah, Waqar step down as coaches straight after T20 World Cup squad announcement
Also, there is a huge criticism on ‘whole’ PCB management for selecting ‘unjustified’ and ‘poor’ World Cup squad missing on several ‘anticipated’ big players. The names of Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Khushdil Shah have shocked everyone making it to the big event despite dull performances latterly.
Pakistan announce their @T20WorldCup squad with a couple of surprise recalls. 2️⃣ hours later, Misbah and Waqar resign from their coaching roles 😲— CricWick (@CricWick) September 6, 2021
On a scale of 1 to 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆, how dramatic have been today's developments❓ 👀#T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/kkAGGuobGC