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Afridi finally receives a farewell send off by the PCB

LAHORE: Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has finally received a send off by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his contribution to cricket.  The cricketer was given a grand honour during the final of the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium being played between Pakistan and the World XI team. Former captain Misbah-ul-Haq was also giving a farewell reception. Both cricketers were given a lap of honour individually in a decorative auto-rickshaw. READ MORE: Shahid Afridi, Younis boycott PCB annual awards Afridi had on…

PCB to honour Afridi, Younis, Misbah

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to honour the retired trio of Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan and Misbah Ul Haq in an award ceremony in September. “We plan to arrange a special award ceremony for former captains Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi,” said Chairman PCB Najam Sethi while talking to a private news channel. “They served Pakistan for a long period and deserve appreciation,” he added. He also revealed that other top performers of the team will also be honoured by the cricket board in…

On this day in 2016 – Misbah did famous push-ups at Lord’s

Pakistan toured England in 2016 for the first time after spot-fixing scandal in 2010. The first Test kicked off on July 14, 2016 at Lord’s. It was Misbah Ul Haq’s first Test at the historic ground and he achieved on his first day that many legends only desired of, getting his name on the honour’s board of Lord’s for scoring a century. Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan’s Test captain, played a mesmerizing inning and what he did afterward was even more magical. RELATED: Pakistan celebrate Test win with press-ups, military salute…

Fans accord warm welcome to victorious Misbah at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Pakistan's most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq was received warmly by cricket fans, board officials and others when arrived at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday morning. Misbah returned from West Indies after leading Pakistan to maiden test series victory against the Caribbean side. Pakistan won the test series 2-1 against West Indies. Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) director operations and former cricketer Haroon Rasheed and other board officials were also present to receive…

Absence of Misbah, Younis will affect the Test team: Sarfraz Ahmed

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan will play their last Test match for Pakistan against West Indies in Dominica, which will start from Wednesday. The strongest candidate to wear the captaincy band after Misbah’s departure, Sarfraz Ahmed thinks that Pakistan Test team will have a difficult time following the duo’s retirement. “Younis used to bat at No. 4, and Misbah at No. 5, so it will affect our Test team a lot when they’re gone. When we came to the team, we used to learn from the way they conducted themselves, and we’ll…

They are the two strong pillars of the Pakistan team: Ahmed Shehzad

The third Test between Pakistan and West Indies will be the last one for the experienced duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who have been the backbone and role model for the entire Pakistan team for the past many years. Pakistan’s young talented opener, Ahmed Shehzad calls them pillars of Pakistan cricket and says that he will miss the time that he has spent with his two seniors. “They are the two strong pillars of the Pakistan team. So I am going to miss everything they have given us, all small incidents in hotel…

Misbah is greater captain than Imran Khan: PCB Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shehryar Khan on Thursday complimented Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq calling him a greater captain than Imran Khan. Appearing before the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination, the PCB chairman said that Misbah was better captain than World Cup winning captain Imran Khan. "I am not saying with any political inclinations, but on performance. I do not have any political affiliations," he said but was quick to admit the Imran was a greater political…

Misbah moves into top 20 after Kingston Test

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has gained six slots to reach 20th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the first Test against the West Indies.  Pakistan won the match by seven wickets on Tuesday in Kingston, Jamaica to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Misbah notched unbeaten knocks of 99 and 12 to put him in a position and gain further in the batsmen ranking where he attained a career-best sixth position in October 2013. Younus Khan maintained his eighth position with innings of 58…

‘My legacy will be in my numbers’

KARACHI: Misbah-ul-Haq defied critics and his advancing age to take Pakistan from the depths of a major spot-fixing scandal to the world's number one Test team, becoming their most successful captain along the way. The 42-year-old, who will retire at the end of the West Indies Test series starting Friday, completed Pakistan's climb to the top of the rankings with a hard-fought draw in England in 2016, exorcising the ghosts of the tainted visit six years earlier. Derided for his cautious batting in the semi-final loss…

Misbah wants lifetime ban on players involved in spot-fixing

KARACHI: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has called for a lifetime ban on players found guilty in the spot-fixing scandal. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Misbah said that such players should not be allowed to return to the field and given a lifetime ban so such incidents do not repeat themselves. "Obviously it's disappointing and there should be a law that once you have done something wrong you should not return to this field again. The case has revived memories of a 2010 scandal that involved the national…