Towering fast Irfan to replace opener and all-rounder Hafeez in third ODI against England.
The middle order batsman scored 89 off 105 balls to help England achieve the target of 252 runs set by the visitors.
In his blog for Cricket Australia, Misbah says the then PCB chairman Ijaz Butt did not have many options.
England go 1-0 up in the five-match series.
"For us, the number-one ranking is not a destination but part of a journey," says Misbah-ul-Haq.
Erratic showers since yesterday led to the end of the match without a ball being bowled.
Pakistan would become No. 1 in ICC Test rankings if India fails to beat Windies.
The 255-run victory is Pakistan's biggest win in the format's history.
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Misbah's men would top the table if India fails to win their final Test against West Indies.
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For Younis, the equation before possible retirement is simple: 544 runs to get in seven Tests.
The opener passed inappropriate remarks while confronting the third umpire after being given out, caught at mid-wicket.
Shafiq made 109 and Younis finally came good after struggling in the last three tests to hit an unbeaten 101.
Both teams stand side by side, donning black bands before the match.
Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Khan takes his second five-for in a row; returns figures 5/68.
Hanif was battling lung cancer and had been undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital.