Captaincy not my cup of tea, says Misbah

September 2nd, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, Sep 2 (IANS) Misbah-ul-Haq may be widely tipped to take over as the next Pakistan captain, but the middle-order batsman says he has no desire for what is considered to be one of the toughest jobs in international cricket.The prolific batsman, who returned to international cricket putting up a brilliant performance in last September’s World Twenty20 Championship in South Africa, says that he is just happy being part of the team.

“What I believe is that captaincy brings extra load of responsibility and I am enjoying my present status as a senior batsman and vice-captain which is enough for me,” Misbah said Tuesday.

Reports in Pakistani media in recent days suggest that a new Pakistan Cricket Board set-up, which is expected to take over within the next few days, will remove Shoaib Malik as the Pakistan captain. Malik has often been criticised as a weak captain.

Former Pakistan cricketers have called for a change in leadership, and some of them have favoured Misbah as the next skipper.

Misbah said he is currently focused on his batting and is looking forward to a proposed tri-series in South Africa and more importantly the home series against India next January.

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