Pakistan’s Chief Selector, Inzamam Ul Haq has shown full support for the skipper, Misbah Ul Haq to carry on as the captain.
Earlier in 2015, Misbah Ul Haq talked about retiring from international cricket after England’s tour to UAE, however, the board urged him to continue as skipper for the tough tours of 2016 that include tours to England, New Zealand and Australia.
Inzamam has said that age does not matter if the player is fit as Misbah and he should continue despite of being a 42-year old, “I don’t think age is of any consequence or matter if someone is as fit and motivated as Misbah in professional cricket,” Inzamam told Press Trust of India.
He added, “The way he [Misbah] is playing now and looking at his fitness levels, no one should be surprised to see him around in Pakistan cricket for coming tours and series.”
“His experience, leadership and batting form will continue to prove invaluable for Pakistan in the coming months.”
The Chief Selector still have faith on his selected team even after suffering a daunting defeat in the second test match by 330 runs, he believes that the team has the capability of bouncing back, “I firmly believe this team has a lot of talent and can bounce back in the two Tests,” he added. “Most of the players are playing in a test series in England for the first time in their lives.”
“So I am not disheartened by the second test defeat because better touring sides than us have come to England and struggled in these conditions,” he concluded.