WithEnglandgoingstrongat65fornoloss,Misbahwasseensittingwithhishandsoverhisfaceandholdinghisheadindisappointment.

Inzamamsaidsuchreactionssendsanegativemessagetotheteamwhichwasstillbattlinginthemiddle.

“DuringthefifthoverofEnglandinnings,whenPakistanwerebowlingtheirPowerplayoversandhadconceded40-45runs,thecamerakeptshowingMisbahandhehadhishandsonhishead,whichsuggestedthatsomethingreallybadhadhappened,”InzamamsaidinhisYouTubechannel.

“Therewerestill155-160runstogo,thematchcouldhavegoneinanyone’sfavour,butyouaresendingamessagethatsuggeststhatyouhavedonesomethingwrong.

“Youcanhaveaproperdiscussionafterthegame,butifyourespondlikethisduringthematch,thenthiswillhaveabadeffectontheteam.”

Inzamansaiditisimportanttosend”positivevibes”irrespectiveofthematchsituation.

“Nomatterwhathappensduringthematch,onlypositivevibesshouldgooutfromthedressingroom.It’sveryimportant.WeareT20champions.Ifwe’relosinginthat(format),it’sacauseofworry.”

The50-year-oldInzamam,whoscored8830runsin120Testsand11739runsin378ODIs,alsodrewacomparisonbetweenMisbahandformercoachMickeyArthur,whowasshownthedoorfollowingPakistan’sdisappointingWorldCupcampaignlastyear.

“MickeyArthurusedtorespondinthesameway,”saidInzamam,whowasthechiefselectorwhenArthurservedasthechiefcoach.

“WheneverIusedtogotowatchseriesandtalktoplayers,theyusedtocomplainalotthatArthur’ssimilaranticsaffectedthemnegatively.


Pakistanhavealreadylostthethree-Testseries1-0andarecurrently0-1behindEnglandintheT20Iseries.