Misbah clarifies comment regarding 1999’s Pakistan team

Test captain faces criticism over remark given the side were also whitewashed 3-0

Sports Desk January 11, 2017
Misbah faced criticism over remark given the side were also whitewashed 3-0. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq explained his previous comment regarding the national side which toured Australia in 1999.

After the loss in Sydney Test, the 42-year-old was asked if he considered the current side was the best team which toured Australia. In response, Misbah said that Pakistan’s 1999 team was the best one.

However, he faced criticism over his remark given that side also met with a 3-0 whitewash in the Test series.

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Clarifying his position, Misbah took to Twitter and said that he did not intend to malign his seniors nor was he trying to use it as an excuse for Pakistan’s recent defeat.

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He added that he has the utmost respect for his predecessors, especially fast bowling legend Wasim Akram who skippered the 1999 tour.

Pakistan lost the recently concluded Test series against Australia 3-0 and are scheduled to play five-match ODI series which begins on Friday in Brisbane.


israr | 4 years ago | Reply in 1999 we lost the 1st test then we won the 2nd test but to mr parker the pathetic umpire not giving out a massive snik to keeper mr langer along with gilcrist won aus the game the series lost 2-0 pakistan never fought back in 3rd test hence 3-0 so ur pathetic excuse is not acceptable y dont u retire u and nawaz sharif won go easy u both will have to be kicked out
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