ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Test Team captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that he was not retiring from international cricket and was ready for the challenging England tour, scheduled to begin in July.
Misbah said, “the reason I am playing domestic cricket was because I wanted to tour England and lead the side,” Hindustan Time reported.
Misbah had earlier said he would retire from test cricket after the recent home series against England in the UAE but then put on hold his retirement after the PCB came out with its request.
The 41-year old batsman who again showed his class with match winning innings of 85 and 60 in the day-and-night five- day final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Replying to a question he said, “I wanted to play in England that was why I was active in domestic cricket because I saw that tour as a big challenge for our standing as a top Test team”.
Misbah who captained Sui Northern Gas team and led them to their third successive Quaid Trophy title also admonished the young players who featured in the match as being irresponsible.