Misbah shares secrets of success in latest interview

  • Posted at: 17 May, 2017, in Sports

Former Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who retired after leading Pakistan to a record breaking series over the West Indies, shared the secrets of his success as a captain in a recent interview. According to the former Test captain, one must maintain friendly relations with everyone in order to exact performances from the team and give respect to get it in return.“You maintain good relations with the players, with the board – with whoever you work with. Giving respect to everyone has helped me in my captaincy and I got respect in return,” he said. “You are given a responsibility and you have players and resources around you who help you in fulfilling that,” he added.Another aspect that helped Misbah achieve so much was the difficult task of doing it all on his own. According to Misbah-ul-Haq, when a captain performs, the rest of the team follows suit.“Patience is very important. The other thing, for captaincy, is that the most difficult task, you go there and do it yourself. If you do, then automatically players get behind you and start playing their roles,” he said.Despite the recent lackluster performances of the Pakistan Test cricket team in England and New Zealand, Misbah was quite satisfied with what the team had achieved so far.We have achieved quite a few things in Test cricket especially. One-days also we achieved some things, stuff that other big sides couldn’t do. With the resources, the situation, the limitations of Pakistan cricket I think that I am, to a great degree, satisfied with whatever we have achieved.”Unlike Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq stated that he would carry on to serve the game of cricket in whatever capacity he could and not end association with the sport after retirement.“Help others, continue things. I haven’t decided specifically what yet, but, even if it is with my department (SNGPL), who have young players, I’ll see what I can do. Or with my district side, if I can do something,” he said.

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