Clarke hails solid Misbah, entertaining Afridi


ADELAIDE: Australia captain Michael Clarke has hailed Pakistani cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi after their careers came to a curtain call following Pakistan’s exit from the World Cup.

The prolific cricketers bid farewell to one day cricket after the mega even in Australia and New Zealand.

Misbah will continue to lead Pakistan in test cricket while Afridi will lead Pakistan in the Twenty20 format of the sport.

Clarke said that the two batsmen were fantastic players and he wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavours. He added that Afridi was a “real entertainer” whereas the former captain was a good captain.

Pakistan was eliminated from the World Cup after being beaten by Australia by six wickets in the quarter final on Friday.

Misbah scored 5,122 runs in 162 matches for Pakistan but never managed to score a century throughout his ODI career.

Afridi made 8,064 runs in his 398 ODIs which included a 37 ball century, which was once a world record.