Former Pakistan Captain,Misbah-ul Haq, won’t be a part of PSL 4 as a player. The announcement was made by Islamabad United this Thursday. Misbah had been associated with the Team for 3 editions of PSL, 2 of which his team lifted the trophy.
“Islamabad United has always greatly valued Misbah as a player, leader and a superb team player. As he transitions into his non-playing phase, we believe he can add a lot of value to Islamabad United as well as to Pakistan,” the statement read.
“The franchise continues to discuss with him avenues which could provide him a platform to pursue his next phase. These discussions continue and deserve the confidentiality which a senior player like him deserves,” the franchise added.
Islamabad Owner,Ali Naqvi, also took to twitter to hail Misbah for his services to the team.
“Misbah is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant cricketing minds of today. We as a team and I personally have been privileged to benefit from his leadership on and off the ground. We are looking forward to his next innings. to you, !”,He said.
Misbah ul Haq who bade farewell to International Cricket last year represented Pakistan in 75 tests and 162 ODIs,emerging as one of Pakistan’s most prolific run-getters. After a late entry into the International Circuit, he defied age to leave a legacy such as his.
As of PSL, Misbah wasn’t as prolific with the bat,managing just 381 in the 19 innings he played. His contribution to Islamabad,however, goes to a lot more than just scoring runs. He inspired a young Squad to 2 titles. You would be missed Misbah!
The fourth edition of PSL will begin on February 14, 2019.