Pakistan Coach Misbah Ul Haq, commenting on the loss of Azhar XI against England in the first test, said that we are disappointed, but the team is hopeful for making a strong come back.
According to the details, Misbah Ul Haq said There is a disappointment, of course, but we must not keep that feeling in our minds otherwise it will be difficult to come back but the team believes we can fight back.
He said It was a thrilling Test match and full credit must go to England for the way they fought back, came from behind and took the game away from us.
There was wonderful cricket played by both teams. Sometimes luck doesn’t favor you, sometimes the opposition plays well — that’s the beauty of the game.
Earlier Captain Azhar Ali while talking to the reporters during a press conference said that captaincy should not be blamed always.
Azhar Ali said,
“It is easy to criticize with hindsight but we also need to acknowledge if someone posts a partnership like that. Every time you can’t blame the captaincy but I am here to take responsibility that we could not defend a total, as a team, which we should have.”
Azhar, who scored 0 and 18 in both the innings, told people that series are not over yet and the team will try their best to play up to the mark.
“It’s disappointing but not over yet, there are still two Tests to go. There a lot of positives from this game, we outplayed England on most parts of this Test match.”
The 35-year-old denied his captaincy affecting his batting.
“When I bat, I am not thinking about the captaincy, whether or not I am out of form, and when I am captain, I do not think about my batting at all,” concluded Azhar.