'Overburdened' Misbah in dire need of power-hitting coach: Ramiz Raja

The TV pundit voices his disappointment over Pakistan's poor performance and calls for a power-hitting coach.

By Web Desk
October 09, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Former skipper Ramiz Raja stated that Pakistan was in dire need of a power-hitting coach as "overburdened" Misbah has been struggling to juggle coaching responsibilities. 

The TV pundit expressed disappointment over Pakistan's poor performance against a second string Sri Lankan side who beat them 2-0 in the three-match Twenty20 home series.

The Men in Green lost the first T20 to Sri Lanka by 64 runs while the second game went 36 runs short.

“Misbah-ul-Haq has been over burdened with coaching responsibilities of all formats. The players need correction that only a power-hitting coach can do,” Ramiz urged.

The TV pundit said that with the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup looming over, Pakistan would need to straighten up their act.

“The result of T20 series came as no surprise as the team were under pressure after the losing the first game. Many seasoned players were recalled in the T20 team but were unable to overcome the pressure-laden circumstances,” he said.