Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali took a jibe at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and said head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis should not have resigned from their posts ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Misbah and Waqar resigned from their posts the day Rameez Raja was elected as the PCB chairman. Ramiz then announced that Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander had been included as batting and bowling consultants.
“But as far as the wiki [Waqar Younis] Brother is concerned, this change in management should not have happened before such a big event, but obviously it is not in my hands. I admire Waqar Yunus and all the work he has done with him. I really enjoyed my time with him but unfortunately, he is not here and we have to move on. We will go ahead and try to give our best.” ESPNcricinfo quoted Ali as saying.
Talking about the game against India and New Zealand, Ali said: “Obviously there has already been a lot of hype about our first two matches with India and New Zealand. We have no room to be complacent and we can’t take these matches lightly. We will prepare thoroughly. The first game and obviously when you go from the opening game with a win it boosts your confidence. There is pressure but we are all professionals and we know how to deal with it.”
“We have a good combination and ability to beat any team in the world. I have full faith in my team that we will give our 100 per cent. I do not claim that we will come back with the trophy because the results are not ours. Hands. We can do whatever is in our hands and we can make sure that we give a fair fight in every game. I want to win games for my team no matter where I bowl or new or old ball,” she added.
India and Pakistan will face each other in the T20 World Cup in Dubai on 24 October.