Finally, Misbah is going to retire from International cricket:
The test captain of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq will walk away from the international cricket after the three international test match tour against the West Indies team. 42 year old, Misbah spoke out at the press conference at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore that this series is going to be his last as an international player.
In added to his sayings, that he will continue to play domestic cricket and also league cricket and he will decide later that when he want to close the doors of domestic cricket. Finally, the calmest player and captain of Pakistan is going to retire from international test cricket.
West Indies tour is going to be the last tour of Pakistani captain. He thinks that Sarfraz Ahmed is leading the team in a brilliant way and he should be the captain of the test team also.
Misbah-ul-Haq’s test career:
Misbah made his debut in Test cricket back in 2001 against New Zealand’s team. From then to now, he played a total of 72 test matches and made many new records to his name. He scored 4951 runs in 126 innings at an average of 45.84. Misbah, commonly known as the calm batsman in the world, scored these runs at 44.48 strike rate. Whenever his team was in danger of collapse, he was there to uphold the team with his batting as well as with his brilliant captaincy skills.
He scored ten centuries and 36 half-centuries that also include 491 4’s and 73’s majestic sixes. 161 not out was his highest individual score. He was the oldest player from Pakistani side who was playing with his full passion in the ground. He was leading his team will his full captaincy skills and proved out to be one of the best test captains of an international side.
The records and contributions:
Misbah has made many records in the ground, and the best from them is 56 balls century. Usually, he gets known for his slow strike rate, but when it comes to the core needs of the team, he turned out to be the most power hitting batsman in the world.
After the spot-fixing scandal back in 2010, he lifted up the Pakistani team with right spirit. He led the team entirely with his leadership and made the Pakistani team, the number 1 in test matches back in 2016. This time was the best time for the cricket fans of Pakistan team.
Named as one of Wisden’s prestigious cricketer:
Recently, he named as one of the Wisden’s prestigious five cricketers of the year 2016. He received this honor for making the Pakistan team number one in 2016. Due to calm and reliable skills of captaincy, he was gets listed his name in the best captains of Pakistan. It is such an incredible achievement in Pakistani cricket.