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Soon after Misbah-ul-Haq confirmed that he is bidding adieu to worldwide cricket following the Test series against West Indies, former Pakistan cricketers have come in unison to pay glowing tribute to outgoing captain for his commendable services to the country's cricket.

“I am announcing my retirement from worldwide cricket.

"A cricketer should have fitness and passion for playing. But for Misbah, it was the best time as he will bow out on a high", the Express Tribune quoted Abbas as saying.

Wasim further stressed that Misbah should be given a rousing send-off for his magnificent services to the country's cricket.

Made his test debut against New Zealand in 2001, scoring 28 and 10 in Auckland.

He is also Pakistan's most successful test captain, having led the side to 24 wins in 53 matches.

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Misbah who has appeared in 72 Tests, 162 ODIs and 39 T20 matches for Pakistan said he had not as yet decided what career he would adopt after stepping down as Test captain.

Former Test batsman Mohammad Yousuf insisted that Misbah has enormous achievements and, therefore he should be accorded a proper farewell.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed felt the momentum was with his side after their 3-1 win in the T20I series. This is an aim that Misbah's team will probably make their number one goal as they look to give a fantastic farewell to their much-loved captain. The next best among Pakistan captains is eight by Javed Miandad.

"He is an outstanding captain and refined human being".

"I knew it was going to be hard against Shadab", he said after receiving the man of the match award.

"We became number one in test rankings they also achieved this pinnacle and that too without playing against each other".

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"My cricket journey was very good", he said yesterday, though he said he wished he could have played a series against arch-rivals India.

Pakistans Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq today announced his retirement from global cricket, saying the upcoming series in the West Indies will be his last assignment.

Misbah has been at the receiving end towards the late end of his career.

It was Pakistan's fourth consecutive 3-0 whitewash in Australia since 1999, and their 12th straight defeat. Pakistan, for the first time, also occupied top test rankings a year ago under his captaincy.

"I have achieved a lot in my career that is why I made a decision to retire from T20 internationals in 2012 and than ODIs after the World Cup 2015".

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