Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retired from Test cricket Sunday May 14,2017
Pakistan veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan bid farewell to cricket after the country’s first Test series triumph in the Caribbean.
Pakistan clinched the series with a 101-run win against the West Indies in the third and final Test, ending 2-1 at the end of their tour.
Pakistan 376 and 174/8 Declared
West Indies 247 and 202(Target 304 Runs)
Many termed Pakistan’s first Test series win touring the West Indies as the perfect end to the careers of 42-year-old captain Misbah-ul-Haq and 39-year-old Younis Khan.
Misbah-ul-Haq had amassed 5,222 runs in 75 Tests, including 10 tons and 39 half-centuries. He also scored 5,122 runs in 162 One-Day Internationals (ODI) with 42 fifties.
Younis Khan managed 10,099 Test runs in 118 matches, including 34 hundreds and 33 half-centuries. His 10,000th run in the longest format of the game came in the first Test at Kingston as he became the first Pakistani cricketer to reach the landmark. He is also remembered for his 313 against Sri Lanka in 2009. In ODIs, he tallied 7,249 runs.
While the International Cricket Council (ICC) toasted to their achievements through the words of chief executive David Richardson, Indian cricket dignitaries also came out in praise of the outgoing players.
Former Pakistan cricketers Ramiz Raja, Saqlain Mushtaq, Imran Khan and Shahid Afridi led the international cricket fraternity in bidding a fond farewell to their retiring compatriots.
The 42-year-old Pakistan captain Misbah and his 39-year-old batting wizard Younis called curtains on their playing days following Pakistan’s 101-run victory in the 2-1 Test series win in the Caribbean, the first series win from their Test visits to the Caribbean islands
In Their final Test Match Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan scored
59 and 02
18 and 35
Sanjay Manjrekar, tipped his hat to their off-field persona and also praised their ability with the bat.
Indian cricket’s noted television presenter and commentator Harsha Bhogle had bid a fond farewell after their innings in the final Test, before the series was clinched, to say that the two batsmen could look back at their careers with pride.