LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been mulling to honour three former skippers Misbah ul Haq, Younus Khan and Shahid Afridi by internet hosting a ceremony in September.
Confirming the identical, PCB chairman Najam Sethi stated that the trio had served the nation for a protracted time frame and, subsequently, deserves appreciation. “We plan to rearrange a particular award ceremony for former captains Misbah ul Haq, Younus Khan and Shahid Afridi. They served Pakistan for a protracted interval and deserve appreciation,” the Daybreak quoted Najam as saying.
Sethi additionally revealed that the highest gamers from the group would even be honoured on the ceremony. “We’ll honour and respect our prime gamers and umpires in the identical award ceremony to encourage them,” he stated. Misbah and Younus had referred to as curtains to their illustrious worldwide cricketing profession following Pakistan 2-1 win over West Indies within the three-match sequence in Might.
Misbah performed 75 Check matches, scoring 5,222 runs and is at present seventh on the listing of Pakistan’s highest Check run-getters. The 42-year-old additionally impressed Pakistan to the highest of the ICC Check group rankings for the primary time in historical past. Though their stint on the prime was short-lived as India changed them. Younus, then again, grew to become the primary Pakistani batsman to attain 10000 Check runs. Younus’ profession batting common of 52.05 can also be one of the best by any Pakistani batsman and the third greatest by any batsman from Asia.
In the meantime, Afridi completed his worldwide profession in February, having performed 27 Check matches wherein he hit 1,176 runs with a highest rating of 156 and 48 wickets. Within the 398 ODIs that he performed all through his profession, he notched up eight,064 runs, with a highest rating of 124, and took 395 wickets together with his leg spin.