Ul-Haq has been and still is one of Pakistan’s most consistent batsmen
Pakistan ODI and Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his drought of runs will not last much longer after failing to make a single half-century in six innings of the President’s Trophy.
Ul-Haq, currently 38, has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the Pakistan team as of late, but for some reason, he has just not been able to continue the run.
Ul-Haq, who is representing SNGPL in the tournament, has only managed to score 102 runs in total at a less than impressive average of 17.
“There are a lot of matches remaining in the season. I’m not going to panic as I’m confident runs are around the corner for me,” ul-Haq said.
He was also pleased with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision to use Kookaburra balls in domestic cricket, noting that it would help local cricketers get used to the swing and movement that international cricketers experience.
“I feel the decision of using Kookaburra balls will at least help in decreasing the gap between domestic and international cricket. Both bowlers and batsmen will get a fair idea of how the ball behaves,” ul-Haq added.
Ul-Haq also called on the PCB and International Cricket Council (ICC) to help revive international cricket in Pakistan since people are getting sick and tired of having to watch their national team play ‘home’ series in the United Arab Emirates.
“Pakistan has the second-largest fan-base and is one of the top Test-playing nations. All the other teams should now help us bring back international cricket as our performances also gets affected because of being away from out families all the time. Every top team is playing at home and it has many advantages,” ul-Haq said.
When asked about his thoughts on the proposed Pakistan Premier League, ul-Haq said: “Top players around the world should come and play in Pakistan’s T20 league because our players have been an integral part of almost all the foreign leagues. PCB allowed its players to take part in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and it’s time for them to reciprocate.”