I don’t know where to begin from. I’m a little broken, saddened by the thought that who will I look forward to, to have a belief that everything will be alright, when the next time Pakistani batting line will self destruct. This is as much sinking as when Sir Alex decided to call it the day. Some thing broke inside me that day and something else has shattered inside today too.
At first, I would like to raise my hand and apologise for being a typical Afridiot when Misbah was appointed the captain and questioned his defensive approach. I thought Misbah’s approach had affected the whole team and most importantly, Shehzad, who was apparently an aggressive batsman when he became a part of this team.
Your achievements speak for yourself, Sir. Asia Cup after 14 years, beating the hell out of India in India, being the first Asian team to beat South Africa in South Africa and all the victories that have contributed to you being the most successful Pakistani captain.
I have never seen a much more calm and humble yet resilient man ever. You are the epitome of awesomeness. Despite being a 40 year old man, you have shown all these *youngsters* what fitness is. I don’t recall any instance when you missed out a match due to an injury.
Your attitude on and off the field should be used as a role model by the kids. Your dedication to this sport is unmatched. Even though you were out there blocking every thing thrown your way to stabilize the team, then that random Misbah six came outta nowhere. High back lift, standing tall and way it goes over the long on boundary. It was never a slog, unlike other powerful hitters. It will be missed. Dearly missed.
You leave the shorter format of the game as the most successful Pakistani captain. You have been snubbed from the shortest format where you were the only one (as always) standing tall for us in the final. Here’s a request for you. Please, please stay around for much more time and make us the best test side in the world.
We disrespected you for the person who’d wake up after you have carried us for 10 matches and then play an inning. We criticised you for every thing you did. You embraced it all and answered it with your actions. You deserved a better farewell than this. You deserved a guard of honour. We are again sorry for not respecting your achievements. These following words is our little tribute to you.