Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said on Tuesday he “doesn’t care” what critics say about the national team’s performance.
“I don’t care about them and their critics,” Misbah said at a virtual press conference.
The former Pakistani captain said he doesn’t worry about his future and is taking it one set at a time.
“We can only work and try hard. The bottom line is that the results are not in our hands. As a head coach, I haven’t thought about my future and neither will I start doing it now.
Misbah also said team management and selectors try a lot of new players in all formats.
“Due to the exceptional conditions due to Covid-19, we have been able to recruit larger teams and closely examine the available talent.
“But on the next England tour we will only pick those players who have a chance to make it to the T20 World Cup this year,” he said.
He said he lobbied for the selection of batsman Fawad Alam, spinner Nauman Ali and fast bowler Tabish Khan to the national team.
“In my opinion, age shouldn’t be a factor. If an artist is fit enough, he should have an opportunity, ”he added.
“Against Zimbabwe, we gave Tabish Khan a chance without compromising our forces. Faheem Ashraf is a great performer and there is no danger for his place in the camp. We also continue to provide opportunities for players in the white ball format. “
Misbah said that while some might downplay the victories over Zimbabwe, the success in South Africa and Zimbabwe was very satisfying.
“We had great results in both series. Winning in different and difficult conditions was important for the team. The forerunners performed well in the test series against Zimbabwe. Fawad and Azhar Ali have also been doing it for centuries.
“We also performed better on the pitch. Hasan Ali performed extraordinary. We would like to continue this momentum in England, ”he said.
“We’re just concerned about our middle order in white ball cricket. We have to do something about it. “