Pakistan Cricket Team Head Coach Saqlain Mushtaq has responded to critics’ criticism after the defeat in the final of the Asia Cup.
During the press conference in Dubai, Saqlain Mushtaq said about captain Babar Azam that ‘I am satisfied with him, he used his bowlers in the best way, it is unfortunate that he did not score runs’.
According to the head coach, ‘Babar is a world class player who has given a lot to our nation and team’.
He said, “People sitting outside cannot assess what is going on in the dressing room or in the minds of the players, they only start commenting after the match with the scorecard in hand.”
While giving a press conference, Saqlain Mushtaq said, ‘Commentators do not see exactly which player is going through which time or what kind of injury he has, Asif Ali’s hand was torn, he was playing with four stitches’.
Regarding Shadab, the head coach revealed that ‘he was bleeding from his ear while fielding due to a head injury (concussion) but still he went to bat, so these people don’t know the condition of the players’. .
He said, ‘Commentators don’t know all these nuances, I know this because I have done it in the past, I used to sit on state TV and we used to comment from the outside.’
Saqlain Mushtaq’s reaction to middle-order failure
Responding to criticism of the national team’s middle order, the head coach said that ‘people say shuffle the players, change their positions, by doing that it will show that maybe we don’t trust our players’.