KARACHI: Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar slammed Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis for leaving their jobs before T20 World Cup.
Speaking to a local news channel, Akhtar said Misbah and Waqar should have waited for Ramiz Raja to resume Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s chairmanship and see what happens then.
“This is the same thing that the Taliban did with the American forces. I don’t think they had any need to do this, I would call this running away,” he was quoted saying.
“They both exposed themselves with their decision. They should have discussed their concerns with Ramiz Raja — who has emerged as the leading contender to take over as the PCB chairman — and tried their best till the end of the 2021 T20 World Cup,” he added.
Moreover, Akhtar said Misbah’s resignation wasn’t unusual for him. “You could have only expected this from them and they had to do this. It was not an unusual thing for me that Misbah resigned, I know what kind of person he is,” he concluded.