Cricket: Former players call for Misbah to retire

Sunday 08 January 2017 6 months ago 79   Karachi   Print

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Report  Web desk : Former Pakistan cricket heavyweights have asked Misbah-ul-Haq to call time on his illustrious career, blaming his poor batting and uninspired captaincy for a 3-0 whitewash to Australia. Misbah, who at 42 is the oldest current international cricketer, capped a miserable series with a 220-run defeat in the third and final Test in Sydney on Saturday, his final score of 38 accounting for half of his entire run-tally (76). It was Pakistan´s fourth consecutive 3-0 whitewash in Australia since 1999, and their twelfth straight defeat. After the loss Misbah said he would take his time to decide on the future — a reversal of an earlier announcement that he would quit following the defeat in the second match last week.