Winning Lord’s Test Was Like Winning Back The Lost Pride, Says Misbah ul Haq
Before the start of his last series in the Caribbean Islands, Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq expressed his thought about his team, teammates and all the controversy Pakistan cricket faced in between his career. Misbah wrote an article for cricket Australia summarising his whole career.
Misbah, in his article, also revealed about the time he wanted to retire after their home series against England and India in 2015-16.
He decided to continue though he knew that against the West Indies it is going to be his last series for Pakistan.
“Initially I wanted to retire after our home series against England and India in 2015-16, but India series not going ahead and tours of England, New Zealand and Australia coming ahead in succession.I decided to continue and I had said to myself that irrespective of what happens in Australia, the tour to the Caribbean would be my last.”
Pakistan is yet to win a Test series in the West Indies and he added that to become the first captain to win Test series in West Indies was the another factor which motivated him to push on a little more. Misbah ul Haq also wrote about his favourite batting partner Younis Khan. Misbah stated that it was an honour for him to bat with Younis Khan. He shared that Pakistan still needs Younis Khan as a batsman. Not only as a batsman as a player as well, his role in establishing a great environment in the dressing room.
“My personal feeling is that Pakistan still needs Younis Khan as batman and he can play for another year or two. but I am not sure if others agree with my point or not”
Misbah also heaps praise on young Pakistani batsmen comprising Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam. He said Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali has the potential to fill the void of Younis Khan. He also added that Azhar and Asad need to take responsibility now.
Misbah also talked about the spot-fixing saga of 2010, The last tour of England was a memorable one for Pakistan as a team. Win at Lords was like winning back Pakistan’s lost pride in 2010 he added.
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