LONDON: Pakistan’s test captain, Misbah Ul Haq praised the veteran middle order batsman, Younis Khan in the presentation ceremony after beating England at The Oval in the fourth test of the series leveling it by 2-2.
The skipper did not shy away from praising Khan for his brilliant knock of 218 runs and the character he showed in the series.
“Younis Khan is a champion cricketer,” said Misbah. “He knows how to play and what is required of him under any sort of situation.”
He also commended his troop, “This team has always silenced critics and given a lot to me,” he said. “Watching them play impressively kept me going as well,” he added.
On a question regarding retirement by Michael Atherton, he said, “It’s never easy to take a decision regarding the future.”
The 42-year old was named the man of the series for Pakistan by the head coach of England, Trevor Bayliss for his consistent run with the bat in the series.
Misbah Ul Haq thanked the Pakistanis in the crowd for the utmost support and making him feel like playing at home. He said this victory was important as it is Pakistan’s independence Day and also because a Hanif Mohammad, a role model for all, passed away back in home. He coined the win as a tribute to the great Little Master, Hanif Mohammad.
The most successful test skipper of Pakistan did not reveal his future plans regarding playing, however, he said that the decision he will make will be in interest of Pakistan cricket team.