Full Name: Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi
Born 28-05-1974 Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan
Current Age: 46 years old
Major Teams: Pakistan
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-break
Barely any courses of events have been as odd as that of Misbah-ul-Haq’s vocation. In the first place, he made his First-Class debut at 24. The Test top came at 27. He became commander at 36. He played his last Test at 43. For most nations that are excessively high a number; for Pakistan, it is practically unbelievable. Be that as it may, at that point, he had a BSc and an MBA to seek after.
There has once in a while been anything traditional about Misbah. For quite a long time he has been scrutinized, even disparaged, for his cautious methodology at the wrinkle. And afterward, against Australia at Abu Dhabi in 2014-15, with no notice, he out of nowhere rose to the record for the quickest Test hundred (in 56 balls). He arrived at 50 out of 21 balls in transit, the quickest Test fifty. He scored 101 and 101* in the Test, along these lines turning out to be just the subsequent cricketer to score indistinguishable hundreds in a similar match.
After eighteen months Misbah exited to bat at Lord’s just because. He was more than 42. He reacted by turning into the most seasoned commander to score a Test hundred (that too in orange boots). When he arrived at the milestone he was every one of the fours, commending the accomplishment with push-ups, giving proper respect to the pre-visit training camp at Abbottabad.
Misbah drove Pakistan to a 2-2 draw that arrangement. The outcome was sufficient to help Pakistan through to the best position in ICC rankings. Misbah turns into the main Pakistan skipper to hold the much-desired mace.
Misbah has 5,122 ODI runs at a normal of 43.40. He scored 42 fifties. Each of the three is world records for anybody without a hundred. He is additionally the main cricketer to score three Test 99s.
There is more. Misbah drove Pakistan to 26 Test wins. Nobody else has overseen even 15. Each of the 26 successes has come outside Pakistan since he never drove at home. No other skipper — across countries — has won that numerous away from home. He was likewise the principal Pakistan commander to win a Test arrangement in West Indies. He likewise won an arrangement in New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
He accomplished this notwithstanding not having an imposing bowling assault (Saeed Ajmal, his first-star bowler, got revealed for throwing) and a predictable pair of openers.
One must recollect that Misbah assumed control over the mantle very quickly the retirement of Shahid Afridi and the restriction on Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, and Mohammad Aamer. He before long lost Shoaib Akhtar also.
He drove in a period when Pakistan was near without a solitary senior man and was recouping from the anguish of spot-fixing. Also, he rose in flying hues, driving just as sharing the weight of the center request with Younis Khan.
His batting normal of 46.62 was not too bad however not exceptional. Be that as it may, if one tosses age in with the general mish-mash, Misbah scored 2,004 runs — about 40% of his Test total — in the wake of turning forty: notwithstanding Jack Hobbs, no other quadragenarian had scored the same number of runs.
He scored 8 hundred a commander, the most for a Pakistani; and no other kinsman came extremely close to his 4,214 Test runs as skipper.
He additionally drove Pakistan to ODI arrangement wins in India, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa just as the 2012 Asia Cup.
While his T20I profession is recalled for the most part for his cerebrum freezes in the two matches against India in the 2007 World T20, he had an OK T20 vocation. He drove Islamabad United to triumph in the primary version of PSL. He additionally played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, St Lucia Zouks, and Barbados Tridents in CPL, Kandurata Warriors in SLPL, and Rangpur Rangers in BBL.
But, regardless of all his prosperity, once in a while has a cricketer been censured so unequivocally by previous stars, from Mohammad Yousuf to Shoaib Akhtar. Indeed, even the Taliban gave an announcement, calling him “a regrettable player”.
Not that it made a difference, for Misbah had taken Pakistan to statures they had not scaled since the late 1980s.
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New Zealand v Pakistan at Eden Park, Auckland, March 8, 2001
West Indies v Pakistan at Windsor Park, Roseau, May 10, 2017
Pakistan v New Zealand at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, April 27, 2002
Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, March 20, 2015
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, September 2, 2007
Pakistan v England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, February 27, 2012