Misbah-ul-Haq to retire from all forms of cricket after PSL 3

Misbah told British media he will decide about his future after playing PSL 3.

Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan
Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Misbah-ul-Haq, one of Pakistan’s most successful captains, recently ended his stellar international career. The right-handed batsman played his last game during the West Indies tour. They clinched the series 2-1 under Misbah’s captaincy, their first series win over the Windies.

During his successful career, the right-hander made many records and one of them was his joint fastest Test century to match Viv Richards’ record. He scored a century off 56 balls against Australia at Abu Dhabi in 2014-15 but this record was later broken by Brendon McCullum who hit a century in 54 balls against Australia in 2015-16. One of the most glorious moments from Misbah the captain’s career came when his side grabbed a Test win at Lord’s against England.


Misbah revealed his complete retirement plan

While most of his fans are yet to overcome the loss that Pakistan cricket will suffer with his retirement, Misbah has another sad news for them. After retiring from international cricket, he has revealed his plans to bid farewell to the game after playing the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).

As per India Today, Misbah told British media he will decide about his future after playing PSL 3. He also made it clear that even if he does not play cricket, he will continue to serve it in other ways because cricket runs in his veins.

Misbah is satisfied with how his stellar career came to its end 

The 43-year old featured in 75 Test matches for his country, scoring 5,222 runs and stands 7th on the list of Pakistan’s all-time leading run-getters in Tests. Misbah said he is very satisfied with the way his international career ended in West Indies with a historic victory.

“Let me say that after the Australia tour, I was giving serious thought to retirement, but every player came to me and said that this is not how you have to leave cricket. They told me that I had to play the next series against the West Indies and that they would win and give me a proper send-off with victory as a present.” quoted Misbah, as saying.