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Satisfied’ Misbah to retire after WI Tests

West Indies vs Pakistan Live Streaming, Lineups: The first match of the ODI series between Pakistan and West Indies is set to begin on 09:30 am local time. Subsequently, he led the team against South Africa in 2011and since then became one of the most successful captains of the country with twenty four wins, fourteen losses and eleven draws under his belt.

Alarmed by the prospect of a total shutout by the global cricketing fraternity and to project a more responsible image of Pakistan cricket, the PCB did not have to look too far to appoint Misbah as captain.

The captain, who at 42 is the oldest current worldwide cricketer, also briefly led his team to world number one Test rankings past year despite playing no matches at home due to the prevailing security situation in Pakistan. The choice of Misbah as captain was based less on his personal achievements but was more the product of the absence of other viable options in Pakistan cricket.

Zaheer added that a decision to retire doesn't come up that easily and it takes a lot of planning and some tough decisions.

It was also rumoured that he had come under pressure from the PCB to step down but he pushed back against those suggestions, arguing he had reached the decision on his own. "But for Misbah, it was the best time as he will bow out on a high", he said. "People were beginning to read his game and that was leading to the team's poor performance. He called it quits at the best moment", he said.

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"I wish Misbah scores a century in every match of the Test series in the West Indies.Misbah is a gentleman and we have never ever heard any disciplinary issues involving him", Bakht said.

Reflecting on Misbah's replacement, Sallahuddin believes that the PCB would face a hard task to find a player who is able to fill in the current captain's shoes.

It was Pakistan's fourth consecutive 3-0 whitewash in Australia since 1999, and their 12th straight defeat.

Misbah, who was named one of Wisdens five Cricketers of the Year yesterday, has led his side in 53 Tests since taking over and won 24 times. Although their stint at the top was short-lived as India replaced them.

The top order batsman also played 162 one-dayers before quitting the format after the 2015 World Cup.

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