I’ll assess fitness before WI tour to decide future: Misbah

LAHORE: Emphasising age is not the real factor in sports and brushing aside the retirement talk from some quarters, beleaguered Test captain Misbah-ul...

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LAHORE: Emphasising age is not the real factor in sports and brushing aside the retirement talk from some quarters, beleaguered Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday said he would assess his physical fitness level prior to the West Indies tour before deciding upon his international career.

“Obviously, some people were waiting to criticise me and finally, after six years they got this chance,” Misbah said while talking to reporters here on Thursday.misbah

“Age does not matter [in sports]; it is the level of physical fitness which helps you to continue playing, and I will not announce my retirement at this stage. First, I will assess my fitness in the [coming] PSL and then in domestic matches for Faisalabad which are to be held before the West Indies tour,” said Misbah when asked whether his age of 42 years was the factor behind some critics seeking his retirement from cricket.

“After checking my fitness level as to where I stand, I will make up my mind about my [playing] future,” the Test captain stated and negated the impression that he was facing any pressure from certain quarters to announce retirement.

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