Pakistan’s test captain, Misbah Ul Haq revealed that he does not have plans to represent Pakistan in a long run and will look to hand over the responsibilities of leading the side to a new a captain.
“There is no plan to play for an extended period because it is better to bring in a new captain at the right time,” he said during an interview with Express News.
He also told that he will decide about his future during the upcoming tour to Australia.
“I am planning to stay till the tour of Australia, and during the tour I will plan what I want to do next,” he said.
The 42-year old further told that he considered retirement after England’s tour to UAE and wanted to say goodbye to international cricket after playing against the arch-rivals, India. However, he was told by the PCB boss, Shahryar Khan to lead the side in England as it would be a big challenge for the team.
“I had planned my retirement after I played against England [in UAE]. I wanted to retire after playing against India but Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan told me that visiting England for a series will be a big challenge for us.
“It would have been difficult for a new captain to come in at that time. After that, the series against New Zealand and Australia are always difficult,” he further said.
Pakistan are currently trailing by 1-0 in two-match test series in New Zealand. The Men in Green are also struggling in the second test with 76/5 in the first inning in reply of New Zealand’s 271 runs.
Pakistan areto commence their campaign against the mighty Aussies from December 15 with a day/night test match at The Gabba, Brisbane.
Pakistan will play three test matches and five One Day Internationals in Australia.