By Sikander Hayat
No, he should not retire because Pakistan needs him to perform and until such time when he stops performing or Pakistan starts losing, Misbah should captain Pakistan. He is the greatest cricket captain in terms of his own performance and the impact he has on the team in terms of leadership.Misbah has given Pakistan stability when team was in the midst of multiple crises and needed a calm hand to steer it away from the abyss. In Misbah’s case, age has proved to be just a number and is a template for what an ideal Pakistan captain should look & behave like.
People will understand what they have lost only when he will leave the stage and they will miss his touch. People like Imran Khan were able to succeed in an atmosphere where they were surrounded by great players like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Salim Malik, Abdul Qadir e.t.c but Misbah’s team was full
With a very limited set of players Misbah has become the greatest test captain Pakistan ever had in terms of number of wins.
Most players lose their touch as they approach their twilight years but Misbah’s records have come in last two to three years. Fastest test fifty, fastest test hundred equaling Sir Viv Richards, most wins as test captain,Misbah holds.
Away from cold hard numbers, his impact has been even greater as he has nurtured spinners like SaeedMisbah’s team had a higher average age of around
Pakistan cricket team is the group of global nomads with no home series in last decade but the sheer pluckMisbah can take a lot
Misbah the Great”.