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ISLAMABAD – Former greats want Test Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to be given a ravishing send-off citing Mianwali-born batsman has served Pakistan cricket magnificently.


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The comments came when on Misbah announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday.

Former leg-spin great Abdul Qadir said the test reins should also be handed over to the ODI and Twenty20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed after end of the Test series against West Indies beginning on April 7.

Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram said Misbah should be given a deserving farewell. “We need to change the trend and give our heroes a proper farewell,” Akram added.

“Misbah was a match winning captain and guided Pakistan through troubled times which showed his character,” Akram told Geo News.

Wasim stressed that filling Misbah’s shoes would be a difficult task but whoever is appointed skipper should be supported by the PCB.

“I think Misbah’s time is up,” former captain turned commentator Ramiz Raja told APP at the time.

“Opponents know about his strategies and Misbah has spent that in a glorious way. He has played his innings well to become Pakistan´s most successful skipper,” he added.-APP