It was a 101-run victory, but an exhilarating evening session has pinned the last of the three Tests as the most unforgettable Test in country’s history. The Dominica Test gave Pakistan their first-ever Test series win in the Caribbean and a fairytale send off to two legendary cricketers.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who became the first Pakistan captain to conquer the Caribbean, said that he and his team will remember the scintillating encounter for the rest of their lives upon his return to the country in the early hours of Wednesday.
“It was a memorable match which we will remember for our lives,” Misbah, decorated with garlands, told reporters at the Lahore airport. The Pakistan Cricket Board had arranged for his heroic welcome. Petals were showered on the country’s most successful Test captain as he approached the lounge.
“I am satisfied … after what we have achieved. I am happy with my career and the way team has performed. We have reached those levels that hadn't been attained before.”
Misbah enjoyed an illustrious seven-year-long captaincy career in which he remained undefeated at home. He is the only captain to whitewash England and Australia and the first Asian skipper to win a Test series in the Caribbean.
“Everyone has made a contribution. The board, the selectors, the players, the coaching staff, and the families of these cricketers. Everyone has played a role in what we have been achieving,” Misbah said.
Misbah had talked about his intentions of remaining associated with the game earlier and it is to be seen when he will kick-off his new career. Rumours have it that the former Pakistan captain will be positioned at the PCB headquarters in Lahore as Director Cricket.
“I will ponder over what I have to do next,” he replied to a reporter when asked about his future plans.