Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq was under immense criticism on social media after he sent Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah to bat in Super Over.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe – third ODI became a nail-biter following skipper Babar Azam’s departure for run-a-ball 125 leaving his team 13 runs behind in the last over. Musa Khan’s two boundaries rescued Pakistan from defeat and the match entered a one-over eliminator.
People saw a decision against their expectations when out-of-form Iftikhar came out to bat with debutant Khushdil. Iftikhar was caught on the very first ball whereas Khushdil scored a run before falling to Blessing Muzarabani.
Here’s how people reacted to Misbah’s decision
#superover This man surely has two sides sending Khushdil and Chacha Iftikhar in the #superover was ridiculous Decision by him it’s not just a loss it’s humiliation #PAKvZIM pic.twitter.com/uf726zClZn
— Najeeb Khan (@Najeeb_MASEED) November 3, 2020
This is defensive approach from misbah.First he went with the old players to play the series against low level teams instead of trying top domestic performers. Now with the wrong strategy and planning we lost the match. This is very heartbreaking. #superover
— Ch Ahmed Ghafoor (@the_cahmad_045) November 3, 2020
— Fasih Ch (@FasihCh3) November 3, 2020
Another day and another Pathetic decision of Misbah Cost us match… leave super Over. Going without proper spinner. Why?#superover
— MUHAMMAD SOHAIL MINHAS (@MUHAMMA85012454) November 3, 2020
— SALMAN 💫💢 (@BlochSays) November 3, 2020
Misbah is rubbish .wo ever gave him the opportunity to represent green shirts needs to be send to TIHAR jail India for some treatment .#superover
— Ahmad Bin Adam (@LightMids) November 3, 2020
Need someone to have confidence in me like misbah has in ifthikhar#superover
— a bag you punch (@UdaasRooh_) November 3, 2020
— Muhammad Shafiq (@Muhamma14143) November 3, 2020
— BrownGirl🦋 (@Jannat_says__) November 3, 2020
— Shahزaiß (@im_shahxeb) November 3, 2020
Special thanks to our multi talent no 1 batsman Misba ul Haq.
He is not only a batsman he is a engineer who perform all his fucking experiments on Pakistan Cricket Team.#Misbalooser#superover pic.twitter.com/jVMqqL27i1
— Muhammad Ali (@Muhamma16398862) November 3, 2020
— Areeba Khan (@khanareebazai) November 3, 2020
— It’s Aansa (@AansaAzeem) November 3, 2020