Karachi: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has called captain Misbah-ul-Haq “coward and selfish” after Pakistan’s 150-run defeat against West Indies.

“I have been saying this for a long time we are heading for disaster. I have never seen a more selfish and coward captain like Misbah,” Akhtar ranted on Geo News channel.

Shoaib Akhtar

“When he knows the chips are down and the team needs an inspirational leader, why couldn’t he (Misbah) come up the order and also protect Younis (Khan) and others by batting at No 3,” he asked.

“Misbah has always been a selfish player and he is satisfied with his own runs but the team comes second.”

Akhtar also said that the team needed to undergo a reshuffle after the World Cup and pleaded with the Pakistan Cricket Board to not make anymore excuses.