Head Coach and Chief Selector Misbah ul Haq has said that there was nothing wrong in serving of a cricketer as water boy for his team. He said he himself, after becoming captain, had carried water for teammates.
He said this while responding to a reporter in England regarding former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s providing water to players during the first Test match against England. He said Sarfaraz Ahmed knew it was not a big deal.
The head coach said it happened only in Pakistan that such thing was highlighted. “I was captain in Australia and I came on the field as 12th man and Sarfaraz knows it is a team game,” he said.
On the third day of first cricket Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford, England will resume their first innings at the overnight score of 92 for four today.
The match will start at 03:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time.
Earlier, Pakistan in their first innings were all-out for 326.
Shan Masood made 156 runs while Babar Azam scored 69 to become the main scorers of Pakistan.
Masood spent almost eight hours at the crease as his career-best knock lifted the tourists to 326 and the bowlers made good use of the platform to leave England 92 for four at Old Trafford.
Openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley were then taken care of inside four overs as Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas dovetailed perfectly with the new ball. The latter struck a killer blow when he cleaned up Ben Stokes for duck and by the time Joe Root was undone by Yasir Shah’s leg-spin, his side were staring down the barrel.
But Ollie Pope made 46 not out before the close and will continue his fightback on the third morning.