Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq believes that players should not be harshly criticised over failing to perform in just one inning.
Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal came under fire over failure to perform in the first T20I against Sri Lanka after making their return to the national side after a year. Akmal was dismissed for a golden duck while Ahmed Shehzad made just four runs.
Sri Lanka went on to win the series opener by 64 runs.
“We should be patient,” Misbah said in a media talk in Lahore. “No need to be so harsh on the players that we judge them on the basis of their performance in just one inning.”
“No matter how much you criticise me but equal chances should be given to everyone.”
The former Pakistan captain says Sarfaraz Ahmed has the support of the entire management.
“He [Sarfaraz] is under pressure surely but we are trying to mentally support him to play his natural game.”
Misbah said that the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia is nearing closer and players will be given the opportunity to make good combinations before the mega event.