Misbah-ul-Haq baffled by Pakistani players’ reluctance towards fitness and training

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 12:10 IST Misbah-ul-Haq is disappointed by the performance of Pakistani players. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS Misbah-ul-Haq is extremely disappointed with the attitude of some Pakistani playersPakistan suffered a whitewash against Sri Lanka in the three-game T20I series at homeisbah remains very disappointed at the way the top-ranked side capitulated to Sri LankaHead coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq is extremely disappointed with the attitude of some Pakistani players, who shy away from proper training, lack discipline and don’t adhere to professional standards.Pakistan recently suffered a whitewash against Sri Lanka in the three-game T20I series at home and Misbah remains very disappointed at the way the top-ranked side capitulated to Sri Lanka in front of home crowds.”What has disturbed Misbah the most in his first assignment as head coach and the chief selector is the reluctance of some players to follow directions of the management and do proper training to keep high fitness standards,” one source said.”He is unhappy that some players are just too relaxed and take training lightly and are not working on improving their cricket discipline. He has also not been encouraged by the attitude of captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed whom he feels shies away from taking responsibility when the chips are down.”Another source told PTI that Misbah was surprised by the behaviour of three senior players — Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, and Haris Sohail.”Several times he felt they were making excuses to shy away from training and proper nets. He got the feeling they had some sort of excuse ready to go easy on their training,” the source said.”Batsman, Haris Sohail has developed a painful habit of making excuses for having some niggling problem or pain when asked to push himself in training.”Another problem which confronts Misbah is that most of the players don’t appear to have the cricket discipline to follow and execute plans on the field which are discussed in the dressing room.”advertisementThe source said at one stage Misbah even felt that the decision of former head coach Mickey Arthur to keep left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz out of the team was understandable.The long-serving former Pakistan captain is also not pleased that some players are also not displaying the required professional standards.”Two players bluntly informed their team’s head coaches that they would reach for the National T20 Championship matches in Faisalabad on the morning of the games. When Misbah came to know about this he told the head coaches they should be more firm with the players and ensure they joined their provincial team a day before the matches,” one source said.Misbah is also surprised that Arthur and the ex-support staff didn’t pay enough attention to developing proper batsmen in all formats and didn’t look beyond Babar Azam.”It is not a very happy situation now and one can expect Misbah to take some hard decisions as chief selector while selecting the T20 and Test squads for the coming tour of Australia,” he said.Zahid Mahmood, a leg-spinner who in the past has been ignored by the selectors and coaches, is now under the consideration of Misbah who is not satisfied with the form of current team leggies, Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan.Similarly, Misbah is also on the lookout for some new pace bowlers and youngster Naseem Shah is under his scanner for the Australian tour.The source said it will also be interesting to see whether Misbah supports Sarfaraz Ahmed to continue as a Test captain when the board meets to decide on the captains for the Australian tour.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Misbah-Ul-HaqFollow Pakistan cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq baffled by Pakistani players’ reluctance towards fitness and trainingPakistan’s head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq is also not pleased that some players are also not displaying the required professional standards.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Two robbers are deserters

He said that the other deserter is Rifleman Asanka Ubeysiri . He has joined the Army on 06 March 2009 and has deserted the service on 25 May 2010.  Since then he has never reported or arrested until this incident.“Like any other Army the Sri Lanka Army always takes strict disciplinary action against anyone who breaches the provisions of the Army Act. As you can see in the case of the first soldier it was the Army that initiated action for a theft he carried out whilst in service.  We don’t approve or support crimes of any nature,” the army spokesman said. (Colombo Gazette) On 24 May 2010 he surrendered.  After due disciplinary procedure he was awarded 90 days detention in July 2010 and was detained at Panagoda Detention Barracks.  Upon completion of the period of detention he was handed over to the Regimental Centre on 9 September 2010 and on 6 October 2010 he became absent without leave and later declared a deserter.  On 25 June 2013 Hungama Police arrested this deserting soldier and was handed over to his Regiment on 9 July 2013.  Upon a summary trial it was decided to discharge the soldier from service as per due procedure and was temporarily discharged (such temporary discharge is instituted until clearance from all army establishments is obtained) from 15 July 2013 to 20 August 2013.  On 20 August the soldier reported back but since his clearance from some institutes were not received he was given another letter of temporary discharge from 21 August 2013 to 25 October 2013.  He has got involved in this robbery during that period.“It is noteworthy to mention that two other robbers including the one who died are his own brothers as revealed in preliminary investigations.  They are K. Rohitha Lakshman and K. Indika Sampath (killed during the incident).  This proves that the three brothers have been involved in this together and this may not be the first such robbery carried out by them,” the army spokesman said. “The Sri Lanka Army does not approve any crime and particularly we regret this incident in which a senior journalist has suffered at the hands of a gang of robbers. The police are conducting investigations and there is no doubt the truth will be revealed in due course, “ he said. The army spokesman said that one deserter, Private Soldier K. P. Chamara Kumara of Weralupitiya, Awissawella, was arrested whilst in service in September 2009 for a theft.  After a summary trial according to the Army Act he was awarded 90 days detention on 06 October and whilst being held in detention at his Regimental Centre in order to be handed over to the Panagoda Detention Barracks (an Army correctional facility administered by the Military Police) he escaped from detention and deserted on 08 October 2009. The army says two of the five robbers arrested over the break-in at the home of journalist Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema yesterday are deserters and not soldiers still serving in the army.Army spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that some parties including web based media have attempted to implicate the Sri Lanka Army in the robbery that took place at Bambalapitiya. read more