Pakistan test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will quit global cricket after the three-match series against the West Indies next month.
Pakistan play a three-match Test series in the West Indies, with the opening match starting in Kingston on April 21.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has announced to hold a ceremony in honour of Captain Misbah-ul Haq upon his return from the West Indies.
He hasn't looked back since, eking out a creditable series draw in England over the summer this year and nearly leading Pakistan to what would have been a fairly tale Test win against Australia.
"I know my googlies are getting famous, but that's not the only one, " Shadab told Associated Press from Guyana. "I will try to finish it on a hight note", Pakistan's most successful Test captain said.
Ahmed Shehzad made a welcome return to form in guiding Pakistan to a series-clinching seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the fourth and final match of their T20 worldwide series at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.
The Pakistani team celebrates Misbah's 50th match as Test captain.
Since taking over the captaincy in the wake of an worldwide spot-fixing scandal in 2010, Misbah has led Pakistan in 53 Tests, winning 24 losing 18 and drawing 11.
Since his 2001 test debut in New Zealand, Misbah has gone on to make 4951 runs from 72 matches at a 45-plus average.
"One regret is that I never captained the Test team in Pakistan and also not captaining against India", said Misbah before stating that he will continue to play domestic cricket for "as long as I'm enjoying it". "Regarding when I will leave domestic cricket, I will decide it later".
The 42-year-old also captained the Pakistan side in 87 ODIs.
"I felt disappointed with some bad performances recently, but we shouldn't giving up hope and efforts towards the good".
"I had made a decision to retire some time ago", he said, adding that he would continue to play domestic cricket in the near future. Pakistan have draw 11 Test between under his captaincy and lost 14 of them. "You don't get everything you ask for". I was dropped from the team at times.
But Misbah's batting form dipped dramatically during the Australia tour, scoring only 76 runs in three test matches. "I have to come back again, do what I did again and then improve on it for the next series". "Instead of criticising personalities, it's better if we start talking positively about Pakistan cricket".