To retire or not to retire: Misbah to announce soon

Published: June 15, 2016


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq is most likely to take a decision on his retirement on Friday.

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told APP that Misbah will either announce his decision in a press conference or would convey it to the board whether he wants to continue playing international cricket or not.


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Pakistan will tour England this month for four Tests, five ODIs and one-off T20I and it is widely believed that this might be Misbah’s last outing.

When asked if the series against England will be Misbah’s last one, the official said it is not clear whether he will or will not.

“He hasn’t taken any final decision yet but it is better for every player to leave the game on a high note,” he said. “People always remember players’ last and final performances.”

Misbah left T20Is in 2012 and retired from ODIs after Pakistan’s quarter-final finish in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in March.


Misbah, who has represented Pakistan in 61 tests, 162 ODIs and 39 T20Is, is rated as the most successful Test captain as he has led Pakistan in 42 five-day matches; winning 20, losing 11 with 11 draws.

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Misbah is also the captain of Pakistan Super League outfit Islamabad United and under his captaincy the team were crowned champions in the inaugural edition.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Pawal1983.
    Jun 15, 2016 - 5:46PM

    The sooner he retires form the international stage its better where Pakistan can bring some young and healthy players. I am not sure who would be those but iPCB has take drastic decisions.Recommend

  • tazia
    Jun 15, 2016 - 5:54PM

    He should stay till Australia/NZ tour scheduled for winter 2016Recommend

  • Khawaja Fahad
    Jun 17, 2016 - 2:50PM

    I think he should keep on playing until he keeps performing period. Nothing to do with age we dont have good players coming through the ranks .Recommend

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