We all knew this day was coming. The Quaid of Pakistan Cricket. “Mard e Momin Mard e Haq” Misbah ul Haq has announced his retirement from the International arena. Misbah ul Haq announced his decision to retire after the coming series of West Indies in April-May. Misbah was once again a player who divided opinion but his leadership qualities cannot be questioned at all. He took over the captaincy of the side when it was in shambles after the spot fixing scandal and made Pakistan the number 1 side in the world in the Test Rankings.
Misbah was not only a good leader and captain but also nurtured some pretty good youngsters like Azhar Ali and Asad Shafique. His stint as captain was mostly free of scandals and he made cricket feel like a gentleman’s game once again. He led Pakistan to great victories over Australia, West Indies, whitewash and Series victories over England. Doing all of this while building a new bowling attack and playing all of the matches outside of Pakistan.
Misbah said this today while talking to the media, “A cricket career is like your life, it can’t be smooth. There are failures and successes, and you learn from it. The last six years had been like this. You get disappointed a bit with your failures but you don’t give up. You always try to learn from it and get better. You can’t win every day. You learn a lot from your failures. Whatever achievements I had I am quite happy with it. I enjoyed it a lot and I am very satisfied with whatever I did.”
We are obviously sad, but we all appreciate his services to Pakistan Cricket. All of the people have admiration for him and showed utmost respect to the Kaptaan.
The legend saying as it is.
Pak Team will need to pull up its socks from now on after we say fair well to one of the best Captains we have ever had #ThankyouMisbah
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) April 6, 2017
His one the the dearest friends tweeted
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) April 6, 2017
Love and Respect for Misbah is same on the other side of the border!
— Rohit Gulati (@TheRohitGulati) April 6, 2017
You may not like his playing style but you still respect him!
— Muniba Zafar (@iammunibazafar) April 6, 2017
Misbah’s retirement got us like… pic.twitter.com/i6IL6x3mzu
— Patari (@patarimusic) April 6, 2017
— MalikoO (@maliknakash3) April 6, 2017
— Farooq Qureshi (@its_Alano) April 6, 2017
Tuk Tuk our heart away!
— Sahar Siddiqui 🇵🇰 (@ImSaharSiddiqui) April 6, 2017
A fitting tribute to a great leader.
#ThankYouMisbah! Thank you for everything! Pakistan loves and respects you. Hope Pakistan wins against the Windies and gives you a fitting farewell!