Pakistan’s Test Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he himself will lead the side in the third and final Test against Australia and dismissed the speculations about his retirement. The statements regarding to his retirement were triggered because of frustration of the unexpected loss in the second test, the skipper added.
In a media conference, Misbah stated that a sportsman should have a fighting spirit and that’s equally important for him as well. Furthermore, Pakistan’s captain also stated that when he talked about his retirement, it was 2016 back then, now its 2017, he is only focusing on his cricket and to win maximum matches for Pakistan.
In the last day of second test match, Pakistani batsmen couldn’t survive the Aussies’ pace attack and thus lost the match and series. The unexpected and shocking defeat in a match which was surely heading towards ending in a draw disappointed the skipper a lot, after which he highlighted the possibility of getting retire from the only format he plays even before the Sydney Test.
Third and final test between Australia and Pakistan is starting from today in Sydney with Australia already leading the series with undefeated margin of 2-0. Pakistan will likely come into the field with two two spinners whereas Australia is expected to provide youngsters a chance to show their skills in the final test.