Farewell for Misbah, Younis after historic win for Pakistan in West Indies

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq with winning trophy © AFP

Pakistan’s retiring captain Misbah ul Haq was given a fairytale farewell with a historic win in the West Indies on Sunday. He became the first ever Pakistani captain to win a Test series in the Caribbean, with no other captain from Pakistan having done so in the last seven tours to the West Indies.

Misbah is also the first, and only, Asian captain to win three Test matches in West Indies. He won one Test in 2011 series and two Tests in 2017 series. Virat Kohli won two Tests when India toured West Indies last year. No other Asian captain could win more than one Test on West Indian soil.

This was also Misbah’s 11th series win, the most by an Asian captain. The win in Dominica Test was Misbah’s 26th win as captain, already the most by any Pakistani captain in history, over a dozen more than Imran and Miandad.

He is only the fourth Pakistani captain to win his last Test, other three were AH Kardar, Imran Khan and Rashid Latif.

The three-match series also saw the end of Younis Khan’s international career, who ended his career with 10,099 runs. The most by any Pakistan player in the history of Test cricket.

Members of the Pakistan team form a honor guard for captain Misbah-ul-Haq who was dismissed for 2 when batting for the last time before retirement on the fourth days play of the final test match against the West Indies at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica on May 13, 2017.
Misbah was caught by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off the bowling of Devendra Bishoo for 2 runs. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

Misbah, Younis receive praise from legends of the game

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We will truly miss you Misbah ul Haq and Younas Khan

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