Shoaib Akhtar is a former Pakistan pacer. (Photo credit: Instagram/iamshoaibakhatr)

  • If I was in Misbah's place, I would have fought for it, Shoaib Akhtar said
  • I don't think they voluntarily resigned, the Rawalpindi Express added
  • Misbah and Younis still had a year left in their contracts

.Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq (R), Waqar Younis (C) resigned from their posts. (Photo credit: Twitter/ICC)

  • I understand that the timing may not be ideal, Misbah-ul-Haq said
  • Misbah was initially also appointed as a chief selector with his head coach position in 2019
  • I will continue to back and cheer them on, Waqar Younis said

.Lahore, Pakistan
Misbah said he wants to focus on one job. (Photo Credit: Twitter/PCB)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq has decided to step down from his role of the chief selector 
  • He will continue his role as head coach of the national team
  • The 45-year-old was given the dual role in September last year