Misbah-ul-Haq has been a polarizing figure in Pakistan cricket. Despite the fact that he led Pakistan to summit of ICC Test rankings as captain, there was a section which was always unhappy with the defensive way Misbah went about things be it as captain or batsman. But he never paid much heed to his critics and believed in doing things the Misbah style.

Now, after succeeding Mickey Arthur as Pakistan coach, he has his own set of challenges. A reporter tried to rub Pakistan’s new head coach and chief selector the wrong way when he took a dig at the former national captain in a press conference.

The question was: “There has been more of tuk-tuk than hard-hitting. The cricketers have scored centuries off 235 balls or more. Even in your time, as a batsman even you approach was more of tuk-tuk than hard-hitting. So as the new head coach and batting coach will you allow these players to continue with the tuk-tuk?”

This question would have angered most of the cricketers or coaches in the world. But the ever-smiling Misbah, who looked as cool as a cucumber, responded to the question by saying “In my opinion, there is a lot of stress on tuk-tuk in your question.” It cracked up everyone present in the presser.

He made his response even funnier when he added, “I think you did not get the car today. Or maybe you were taught to come up with this question in order to anger the head coach.”

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