Misbah-ul-Haq will continue to captain Pakistan in one-day internationals

Last updated: 28th March 2013  

Misbah-ul-Haq will continue to captain Pakistan in one-day internationals

Misbah-ul-Haq: Pakistan captain will not quit one-day internationals

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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq insists he has no plans to quit one-day internationals after coming under fire for some of his recent performances.

The 38-year-old, who has been Pakistan's Test captain since 2010 and ODI skipper since 2011, has come in for criticism in Pakistan for his batting and captaincy after his side were hammered 3-0 in the Test series in South Africa and edged out 3-2 in the one-day series.

Misbah now intends to adopt a more aggressive and positive approach to batting after being slammed for his slow run rate.

"I have discussed this with all my players and they all agreed that overall we all needed to be more positive while batting and put aside fears of losing our wicket," Misbah said.

"They have all pushed me to play more shots and be more positive. I have no intentions of returning to play T20s for Pakistan. I have changed my batting style because I believe I can continue to play ODIs which I don't want to quit now.

"I have heard what the critics have had to say. It has fired me up and also made me reassess how I can play a more purposeful role for my team as a batsman and for myself."

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