Chappell's criticism 'uncalled for and unbecoming' - Misbah

Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has hit back at Ian Chappell's criticisms of Pakistan, saying they were "uncalled for and unbecoming" of someone with Chappell's stature in the game.

Pakistan lost the third and final Test of the series in Sydney - their 12th successive Test loss in the country over 17 years - Chappell had said Cricket Australia should reconsider the utility of a future Pakistan tour to the country.

"Pakistan have now lost 12 Test matches on the trot in Australia, and somebody's got to give them a kick up the bum," Chappell had said.

"The comments do not make any sense or suit a cricketer of his stature. Australia themselves have been on the losing side in the recent away tours. They were clean swept by a Sri Lanka side that did not have Mahela or Sanga and some of their players didn't even have 10 Tests to their names." Misbah wrote in his column for

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