After the third test match and a 2-1 series win against the West Indies, captain of Pakistan team, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan said goodbye to their international careers. After their farewell, former cricketing greats hailed the duo as great ambassadors of the game and wished them all the best for their post-retirement life.

“I congratulate Misbah ul Haq and Younis khan for leaving a great legacy behind them and retiring at their own terms,” Ramiz Raja said, while talking to media from Dominica where he was commentating in the Pakistan vs West Indies series.

“Younis remains a great sportsman, a great batsman and a great ambassador of the game. He was a selfless superstar,” Ramiz further added that Misbah deserves credit for giving a cricket compass to Pakistan team and bringing the team out of darkness.

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Rashid Latif, former wicket keeper captain said that Pakistan will always remember the services of Misbah and Younis and it won’t be easy for the team to fill the vacuum left after their retirement.

“Both have done great services for Pakistan cricket. Pakistan will miss them and the vacuum won’t be easily filled, I will personally miss the presence of Younis and Misbah in Pakistan team. Pakistan will always remember their services,” Rashid said in an exclusive video message.

Magician spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said that entire nation is proud of the duo.

“We are proud of them, they’re legends of Pakistan cricket and have led Pakistan to so many victories,” Saqlain said.

“All my prayers and wishes for them, they have done a lot of good for Pakistan cricket. I pray for them and wish them all the best,” he added in an exclusive video message.

Former captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi also paid tribute to both the players and urged PCB to utilise the outgoing duo for improvement of domestic cricket.

“We always talk about improving domestic cricket, these two have been playing domestic cricket regularly and know inside-out the problems faced by our domestic cricketers,” Afridi said.

“PCB should leverage their experience for improving the domestic cricket structure,” Afridi added.

The legendary duo also received high praise from cricketers from around the world. Former and active cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Kumar Sangakkara, Kevin Pietersen, Geoffrey Boycott and many others tweeted while congratulating the duo on their fantastic career.

Dean Jones, coach of Islamabad United further added that PCB should hold two testimonial matches for Misbah and Younis against the World XI in recognition of their services.