Feeling less burdened after giving up T20 captaincy: Misbah-ul-Haq

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 21:37

Karachi: Pakistan`s Test and ODI captain Misbah ul Haq is feeling less burdened after being removed from Twenty20 captaincy.

"I don`t see playing cricket or leading the team as a burden. But in a way, I`m feeling less of it and looking forward to focusing more in Tests and ODIs.

Misbah, who turns 38 this month, added that he has a good understanding with new T20 skipper Hafeez, who will be his deputy in ODIs and Tests, while reiterating that he has no intention to retire from Twenty20s

Misbah stressed that the team management, according to the situation`s requirement, determines the batting positions for players, The Express tribune reports

Umar Akmal, who usually bats lower down the order, has recently expressed a desire to be sent in earlier.

Misbah said a player couldn`t choose his position in the batting order. "There`s lot of talk about the batting order. Some want me to bat at number three while others want Younus Khan. Batting-order is made according to team requirement and nobody can choose his position on his own," he said.

ANI



First Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 21:37

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