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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has launched a scathing tirade against his critics after confirming that he would be retiring from ODIs.
Ul-Haq’s verbal outburst comes after Pakistan were knocked out in the World Cup quarter-finals.
While ul-Haq is no stranger to criticism, he believes that the pundits and former players went too far with some of their comments during Pakistan’s World Cup campaign.
“Pakistan’s media houses should have some rules for people appearing on television screens or at least some basic training, because it seems that anyone who can’t find a job in the country becomes an expert or analyst on TV screens,” ul-Haq said in Lahore. “I was being pinpointed for everything: when the batting failed, the media blamed me, when the bowling failed, the media blamed me and when the fielding failed, the media blamed me.”
Ul-Haq added that the media and former players had no right to use “abusive words that are way below the basic standard of ethics”.