Younus Khan: Pakistan batsman to retire after West Indies Test series

"I wish Misbah scores a century in every match of the Test series in the West Indies.Misbah is a gentleman and we have never ever heard any disciplinary issues involving him", Bakht said.

Misbah who has appeared in 72 Tests, 162 ODIs and 39 T20 matches for Pakistan said he had not as yet decided what career he would adopt after stepping down as Test captain. Babar Azam, who scored unbeaten 125 runs was declared player of the match.The third and final One Day International will be played at the same venue on Tuseday. Misbah, almost 43, needs 49 for 5000.

"This isn't something sudden, this was always building up and few of my close friends knew it".

"I won't say I was happy with the bowling because I bowled some bad balls in between but it was nice to get the Pakistan wickets when they were really going helter skelter at the back end, and it was nice to come back even in the last 10 overs and get some wickets. I just pray to God that my team can keep this belief and let's have a couple more feelings like this".

In his farewell speech, Younis Khan said that he played cricket only for Pakistan, and always tried to serve the country in best possible way. Inzamam wants to build a younger side around a new Test captain and felt this was the time to do it.

Made his test debut against New Zealand in 2001, scoring 28 and 10 in Auckland.

"A cricketing mind like him comes rarely", he said.

For Pakistan, Kamran Akmal returns to the ODI fold after nearly four years, while impressive teenage legspinner Shadab Khan finds a spot for himself in the ODI side after impressive returns in the T20Is. The situation Pakistan wanted to avoid was both leaving at the same time. He has a career average of 53.06 and has managed 34 centuries - the most by a Pakistan batsman and level with Sunil Gavaskar's tally.

"Those were very sad days for me", Younis recalled. When I came in the national side, there were a lot of stars already present and I used to think that what will happen when they leave.

"Coming into bat, we were under a little bit of pressure in terms of the strike rate and stuff", he explained.

He previously captained Pakistan in all three formats of the game and led them to their only World Twenty20 title in England in 2009.

On Wednesday the two stalwarts were named in Wisden's best cricketers of the year 2017, following their performances on the England tour after which Pakistan briefly rose to number one in Test rankings for the first time.


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