April 6 Factbox on Pakistan test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who will quit worldwide cricket after three-test series in West Indies beginning later this month.
Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq on Thursday announced his retirement from the global cricket. In one such instance, Ahmed played alongside Abdul Qadir against the West Indies in 1990 in Karachi and Pakistan won the test match by eight wickets.
"There were many hardships in my career but for now I am focusing on the present situation".
When asked about "unfulfilled aspirations", Misbah said he had really wanted the Pakistan team to win the 2011 and 2015 World Cup tournaments.
While speaking from Providence in Guyana, the venue of the upcoming three-match ODI series starting on Friday, Arthur hailed the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side for their 3-1 T20 series win which also saw Pakistan climb up from sixth to fourth place in the ICC rankings.
Misbah has often been criticised for his defensive and conservative approach as captain, including by the local media, although he has stated that he would rather win a game being defensive than lose one being aggressive.
Misbah has played 72 Test matches so far, scoring 4951 runs and is now seventh on the list of Pakistan's highest Test run-getters. However, there was a sigh of relief when he said that he was yet to hang his boots and will continue playing at domestic level. "I enjoyed it a lot and I am very satisfied with whatever I did for Pakistan".
"I'll play domestic cricket as long as I'm enjoying it". The Pakistani legend has been a vintage player for them, he has seen the team through in hard times and he will always and always been remembered by India as the player who gifted the the 2007 T20 WC glory.Читайте также: San Diego soccer group wants development plan on ballot
"He is gold to Pakistan cricket", Arthur said of Shadab, who has also been named in both ODI and Test squad against West Indies. "You don't get everything you ask for".
Pakistan has already made wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed captain for Twenty20s and ODIs and he will be Misbah's deputy in the test series against the West Indies.
The hosts are coming off an emphatic 3-1 loss to Pakistan in the preceding four-match Twenty20 worldwide series, and find themselves under pressure ahead of the one-day rubber.
It was seen as the ideal moment for Misbah to bow out from the game but he remained at the helm during chastening defeats in New Zealand and then Australia over the winter.
Misbah, however, expressed his disappointment at not leading the Test side in Pakistan.
The second match will be played on 3 June and final match of the T20I series will be played on 5 of June.
"Obviously, we just can not afford to overlook the tremendous services rendered by Misbah".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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