Misbah Retirement News
LAHORE: Pakistan Test Cricket Team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has announced retirement from international Test cricket after declaring West Indies test series his last Test innings.
Speaking to media at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the PCB chairman said he had not spoken to Misbah on the matter, but believed that the three-match series held in the Caribbean will be his final one.
“No discussions have been held with Misbah regarding his retirement. However, a consensus has been reached that the test matches against West Indies will be his last series,” the chairman said.
Speculation on Misbah’s retirement had been sparked by Pakistan’s disastrous tours of Australia and New Zealand.
In January, it was announced that senior batsman Azhar Ali would be appointed Test captain after Misbah’s retirement as part of “radical changes” required in the national team.
Misbah said he would try his best to end his career on a high note in the upcoming test series.
He expressed satisfaction over what he said to be his achievements saying that securing the top position in test ranking was the best moment of his life.
Emphasising that age should not be a cause for concern, Misbah said he would decide upon his international career after assessing his fitness level during the Pakistan Super League.