Pakistan batsmen have faced a lot of criticism over their defensive approach and inability to power-hit across all formats. They have been accused of batting with a slow strike rate responsible for the team’s lot of defeats.
Ahead of the home series against Sri Lanka, newly appointed Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq was asked about the “Tuk Tuk” batting – the strike rate problem of Pakistan’s batsmen to which he had a witty reply.
One of the reporters present during the press conference on Wednesday asked Misbah, “There has been more of the tuk-tuk and less of hard-hitting. There have been centuries scored of 235 balls. Even when you batted, there was a notion that you do more of the tuk-tuk and less hard-hitting. As the new head coach and batting coach, do you have a plan to change this approach or will the team continue doing tuk-tuk?”
To this, the former Pakistan skipper replied: “In my opinion, there is a lot of stress on a tuk-tuk in your question.”
“Looks like you didn’t get a car today. Or maybe someone has asked you to try and irritate the coach,” he added.
Misbah didn’t choose the thug life, the thug life chose him. pic.twitter.com/kJPjbk3eXg
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 25, 2019
The Islanders are slated to play three ODIs in Karachi on September 27, 29 and October 3, and as many T20Is in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9 during the tour, before returning in December for the Test series that will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship.