PCB to give Misbah 10/3 batting crisis as post-retirement monthly pension

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LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to give former national team captain Misbah-ul-Haq a fitting reward for his continued services to Pakistan cricket, The Dependent has learnt.

Misbah, who retired from international cricket two years ago continues to play first-class cricket and is a part of the Pakistan Super League with Peshawar Zalmi, is being helped out by the PCB to sustain himself with the provision of his basic needs once he retires from all forms of the game.

“The board has decided to give its legend and most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq a monthly 10 for 3 batting crisis as post retirement pension,” a PCB official told The Dependent.

“We value our legends and make sure that we fulfill their needs once they call it a day as well. That is why we are going to provide Misbah-ul-Haq the thing he craves the most: a batting crisis.”

The PCB has decided to invite Misbah-ul-Haq to one match every month where the batting side would be reeling at 10/3 needing a man to steer them home.

“Also, 10/3 is the average and we’ll change it around to give Misbah all kinds of crises that he needs – batting first or second,” the PCB official added.