Shaharyar wants Misbah to delay retirement


Pakistan Cricket board chairman Shaharyar Khan has asked Misbah-ul-Haq to delay his possible retirement after the ongoing test series between Pakistan and England (Quotes via ESPNcricinfo)

“We have told him to delay his retirement for a year if he is thinking on those lines,” Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, told mediapersons in Lahore

Pakistan have important tours of England and Australia coming up and it would be beneficial for the side to have Misbah lead them rather than having a new captain lead them in those difficult conditions and Shaharyar was mindful of that in his media talk.

“We feel his presence as captain and senior player will be invaluable to the team for the Test tours to England and Australia next year.”

Misbah confirmed that Shaharyar has talked to him regarding this matter but he has not made any final decision. He said that he will carefully analyse everything in the next month or so about his game and level of interest. He also added that he does not want to become a liability in the side so as son as he feels he should leave cricket he will.

“I have been considering so many factors as it’s a very hard decision, in fact one of the toughest ones to take,” Misbah had said. “So in the next one-and-half months I will be analysing myself as to how far I can go. I will see how much I can contribute in for the team, I will see if my passion remains the same or I start losing interest in the game. Sometimes it’s not about fitness, it’s about how much interest you have in the game and I don’t want to be a liability. So whatever the decision you will know soon.”