Pakistani head coach Misbah-ul Haq has accepted the criticism from the nation his team badly defeated in New Zealand by 2-0 in test and 2-1 in T20I, saying the fans have every right to feel saddened and let their feelings known.
Misbah said in a statement that,
“The criticism after New Zealand series is justified because criticism comes from those who have faith in the team’s ability.”
“In the first Test, we fought, took the match to the final five overs, and demonstrated our potential even in a tough situation.
“Once the fans expect you to put up a fight but you don’t then their criticism is valid. We delivered less than our ability. We had chances and could have done better but we couldn’t take advantage and lost,” he added.
Misbah further said,
“Of course, we are sad and disappointed,” he explained. “When you don’t live up to expectations, you feel disappointed.”
“Dropping catches has been a problem for us in the past and on this tour, too, this was our biggest problem,” he said. “The missed chances made a big difference in the series. We need to improve our fielding,” he added