Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Islamabad United’s head coach Dean Jones has said that Pakistan will miss Misbah Ul Haq the captain the most.
“Pakistan will of course miss Misbah’s batting but his on-field captaincy is what they will miss the most. He is a bowler’s captain,” Dean Jones said. “He is a bowler’s captain,” he added.
The Australian batting maestro stated that he has spent his life playing cricket, but he never came across such a calmer captain.
“I have been part of cricket all my life, I have seen many captains but when I coached Islamabad United, I realised I have never seen a calmer captain than Misbah,” he told.
Jones mentioned the game of PSL where Islamabad United successfully defended 7 runs in the last two overs against Quetta Gladiators to explain Misbah’s calmness under pressure.
United were defending 166 runs and the equation came down to 7 runs in two overs with six wickets in hand. He trusted Rumman Raees for penultimate over and Mohammad Sami for ultimate over and the two bowlers did the trick for the team.
The Aussie believe that it was not luck, but Misbah’s brilliance.
“You look at our match against Quetta, most other teams would have panicked but we defended 7 off the last two overs, it wasn’t luck, Misbah believes that much in his bowlers,” he stated.