Pakistan’s legendary duo of Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan graced international cricket for one last time as the Men in Green created history by winning a Test series in the Caribbean after an absolute thriller.
As Pakistan won the game, Pakistani players carried Misbah and Younis on their shoulders as the veteran batting pair wore Pakistan flag.
It was an emotional scene for Pakistani fans as well as for national and international players, so the Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages.
Pakistan’s world cup winning captain, Imran Khan congratulated Pakistan team for creating history and then he lauded the experienced duo for retiring with dignity.
Congratulations to Misbah & Younis for their gt achievements for Pak & for retiring with a grace & dignity that few sportsmen r blessed with
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 15, 2017
Waqar Younis wished luck to MisYou and said that they have made Pakistan proud.
Job Well done Team Green🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰…Misbah/Younus Best of Luck Champs…You guys have made us all very Proud #HappyRetirement #PakHistoricWin pic.twitter.com/oL0mCPBjzU — waqar younis (@waqyounis99) May 15, 2017
Saeed Ajmal, who has played cricket with Misbah Ul Haq almost throughout his life, said that Misbah and Younis have inspired the whole nation.
Congratulations Captain Misbah & Younis Khan, you have inspired the whole generation.Great Ambassadors of the game. You will be missed.
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) May 13, 2017
Pakistan Women’s ODI captain, Sana Mir also joined her counterparts in giving tribute to the legends.
Pakistan Women’s T20 skipper, Bismah Maroof will miss the retiring pair.
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) May 15, 2017
It was not only local players that were inspired by them, international cricketers also threw in their message for MisYou.
Islamabad United head coach Dean Jones suggested PCB to organize testimonial matches for them.
The PCB should put on 2 Testimonial matches in Pakistan for Misbah and Younis playing against a World XI! As a thank you for their service. — Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) May 14, 2017
Sri Lankan batting legend, Mahela Jayawerdene praised Misbah and Younis for their glorious career and wished them luck for the future.
Congratulations to Misbah & Yunus on a fantastic careers.Wishing them all the besthttps://twitter.com/ICC/status/863952080993701888/photo/1
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) May 15, 2017
West Indian former pacer Ian Bishop also joined in.
Tom Moody sees them as great ambassadors of the game.
Congratulations Misbah and Younis on your magnificent careers. You both have been outstanding ambassadors for Pakistan cricket. #ClassAct
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) May 15, 2017
Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan retired as the most successful Test skipper of Pakistan and the highest Test run-scorer for the country respectively.
Cricket will surely miss the class, honesty and humbleness of Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan.