The appointment of Mohammad Hafeez came with some mix reactions. Some were angry, some happy and some ecstatic. Pakistan in T20 cricket has struggled of recently. T20 cricket is a fast placed game where there is little time to recover if major mistakes are made. Misbah was a case in reason.
Misbah came back into the side in 2007 upon the insistence of then skipper Shoaib Malik. He had a fantastic tournament where he excelled and proved many wrong, one bad shot selection in the Final is what is remembered by most though. Since then he has been in and out of the line-up until late 2010 where as Test captain he reached his peak and cemented his place in all three formats.
Hafeez thanked Misbah for his recommendation of him becoming skipper. Hafeez takes over as being one of the senior pro's and a person that has his place in the side unquestioned. His performances since late 2010 are evidence of his re-emergence as a top quality player.