Misbah denies revolt against 'leadership' in Pak team after 'dismal' Proteas series

Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): Under-fire Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has denied suggestions of a revolt against his leadership in the team after a dismal performance against South Africa in the UAE.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, in a rare television interview in which the country's cricket board chief also grilled him, Misbah denied that his team lost because some players were at odds with his captaincy.

Najam Sethi, appointed in June as interim chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board in June, clarified that he was asking questions as a TV anchor and not in his capacity as chairman, the report said.

Misbah defended his captaincy style, which has been widely criticised as too defensive, the report added.

The batsman, whose 1119 runs makes him the highest scorer in one-day cricket this year, also refused to accept criticism of the pace at which he scores his runs, according to the report.

Misbah will join the team in South Africa on Monday and Pakistan play two Twenty20 on November 20 and 22 and three one-dayers on November 24, 27 and 30, the report mentioned. (ANI)

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