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Wednesday Oct 09 2019
Web Desk

'Overburdened' Misbah needs power-hitting coach: Ramiz Raja

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Former cricketer and commentator Ramiz Raja. Photo: File 

Former cricketer and commentator Ramiz Raja believes that head coach Misbah-ul-Haq cannot juggle coaching all three formats of the games and that a power-hitting coach is needed for the shortest format of the game.

Raja expressed his disappointment over Pakistan's poor performance against a second-string Sri Lankan side who crushed the hosts on home ground for 2-0 in the three-match T20I series.

The green shirts lost the first T20I by 64 runs to Sri Lanka and then lost the next game by 36 runs to the Islanders. 

“Misbah-ul-Haq has been overburdened with coaching responsibilities of all formats. The players need correction that only a power-hitting coach can do,” Raja urged.

The TV pundit said that with the T20I Cricket World Cup looming over, Pakistan needs to straighten their act.

“The result of the T20I series came as no surprise as the team were under pressure after losing the first game. Many seasoned players were recalled in the T20I team but were unable to overcome the pressure-laden circumstances,” he said.