Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-Ul-Haq, on Thursday, expressed he’ll decide on his Test future while assessing his fitness levels during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The PSL will be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 9. The final is scheduled to take place in Lahore on March 7.

The 42-year-old Misbah came under severe criticism after the national side lost consecutive Test series against Australia and New Zealand 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.

“Age does not matter [in sports]; it is the level of physical fitness which helps you to continue playing, and I will not announce my retirement at this stage,” Misbah was quoted as saying by Dawn.com

While brushing aside speculations about his retirement, Misbah stated he would also assess his fitness levels in domestic matches while playing for Faisalabad.

“First, I will assess my fitness in the [coming] PSL and then in domestic matches for Faisalabad which are to be held before the West Indies tour,” Misbah added.

After failing to perform, the right-handed batsman Misbah was asked by critics to announce retirement from Test cricket.

“After checking my fitness level as to where I stand, I will make up my mind about my [playing] future,” Misbah revealed.

Pakistan’s ODI side was lambasted by former cricketers and fans for their defensive approach in the series Down Under.

Azhar Ali-led side lost the Victoria-Bitter five-match ODI series 4-1.

“Obviously, some people were waiting to criticise me and finally, after six years they got this chance,” Misbah remarked.

Misbah also countered by saying a single change in the form of a skipper won’t bring much change into the system.

“With just one change [that of skipper] things will not be corrected as there is a need to change the [entire] system. We have abundance of talent but in order to raise this talent up to the international standard we need a very effective system,” Misbah concluded.

However, Misbah, who led Islamabad United to PSL win last year, lauded Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) decision for inviting veterans to discuss about current woes of Pakistan cricket.

“Mine [Islamabad United] is a well-balanced side to defend the title,” Misbah remarked.

According to the report, the PCB has also invited former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas and former wicket-keeper batsman Wasim Bari.

The meeting will be held on March 6 and 7 in Lahore.

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    Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor

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