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Misbah ul Haq Khan Niazi is a former Pakistani cricketer. He was a right handed batsman who played all the three formats of the game. Born on 28 May 1974 in Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan, Misbah was a great asset to the team for all the time that he played the game. He holds the world record for scoring the most number of runs in ODIs before scoring a hundred..

Misbah-ul-Haq greatly impressed cricket viewers with his performance in Tri-nation series held in Nairobi, Kenya in the year of 2002. Then Misbah made a comeback when Pakistan team was going through major changes after it failed to perform in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. However he was again dropped from the team due to unsatisfactory performance.

It was the inaugural ICCT20 World Cup in 2007 that proved to be the turning point in Misbah’s cricket career. He occupied the place of middle order batsman, emptied by Inzamam-ul-Haq. He gave some exceptional performances during the world cup and caught attention of people world over.

In the year of 2011, Misbah played a pivotal role in leading the Pakistani team to the semi finals of cricket world cup under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi.On April 6, 2017, Misbah announced that he will bid adieu to international cricket after the three-match Test series against West Indies.

The farewell series for Misbah was historical for Pakistan as they sealed their first-ever Test series win in the Caribbean. The series saw a thrilling finish as the visitors were able to gift their beloved captain the ideal send off from international cricket. Despite the exit from national duties, Misbah continues to play First-class cricket and shall also be a part of the T20 Leagues like PSL and BPL where he shall also be captaining the respective teams.

Joginder Sharma: India’s World T20 hero is now a senior police officer

India can never forget its underrated superstar Joginder Sharma who rose to fame after the World T20 final in 2007 against Pakistan when skipper M.S. Dhoni infused his faith in the relatively unknown bowler. Pakistan’s star cricketer of the tournament in 2007 Misbah-ul-Haq played a dull scoop shot after hitting a six and was caught by Sreesanth, sending India into delirium, and Pakistan into depression. After the World T20, Joginder was given a job with the Haryana Police. He rose through the ranks and is now Deputy…

No Misbah, Younis as Pakistan look to new Test era

ABU DHABI: Pakistan will step into a new Test era without retired batting greats Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq when they take on Sri Lanka in the first Test in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. Playing without Younis and Misbah is unaccustomed territory for Pakistan, who haven't had a Test featuring neither of the talismanic, prolific pair in seven years. It comes as they prepare to welcome the return of full international cricket to their home country next month, when Sri Lanka visit for a Twenty20 game in Lahore. Together,…

Here is what Misbah said about Sarfraz after Pakistan’s victory over England

Former Pakistan captain Misbah Ul Haq was all praise for the "young team" after Pakistan, led by Sarfraz Ahmed, beat England in the Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final on Wednesday.  Misbah congratulated the team but kept his special praises for Pakistan's new ODI captain Sarfraz Ahmed. In a tweet soon after Pakistan's victory, Misbah hailed Sarfraz "for devising excellent strategies and then executing them in a remarkable fashion" which led the underdogs to beat a so far unbeatable England side. So happy to see a…

Mis-You departure hands Pakistan a testing transition

As Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq head off into the sunset after long and illustrious careers, Pakistan begins a tricky period of transition looking for a new wave of players ready to fill a huge void left by the retired batting greats. In a fitting finale, Younis, Pakistan's most prolific test run-scorer, and Misbah, the country's most successful captain, bowed out together in a blaze of glory on Sunday with the team celebrating a first-ever series triumph in the Caribbean. A guard of honour from his team-mates for…

Dominica Test: West Indies 152-4 at tea in third test against Pakistan

ROSEAU, Dominica: Azhar Ali's part-time leg-spin broke a stubborn fourth-wicket partnership as the West Indies reached 152 for four in reply to Pakistan's first innings 376 at tea on the third day of the third and final Test on Friday. Having batted grittily for almost three hours at Windsor Park in Dominica, Shai Hope mistimed a drive off the very last ball of the afternoon session to be caught for 29, ending a 55-run partnership with Roston Chase. Chase will resume in the final session on 41 with Vishaul Singh…

Misbah warns against Pakistan’s old failings

BRIDGETOWN: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek an historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the West Indies beginning on Sunday at Kensington Oval. Buoyed by a seven-wicket triumph in Jamaica, and with the home team struggling to compete, there is a heightened sense of anticipation for the tourists to achieve a double-first at what is considered the spiritual home of Caribbean cricket -- a Test win at the venue and a Test series triumph ahead…

Pakistan eye win as Shah rattles West Indies top order, Misbah left on 99

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Yasir Shah ripped through the top order of the West Indies second innings in the final session of another long day to put Pakistan on course for victory at the end of the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday. After captain Misbah ul Haq became just the sixth batsman in Test history to be left stranded on 99 not out as Pakistan were dismissed for 407 in their first innings, the hosts, trailing by 121 runs, were reduced to 93 for four at stumps with Shah taking all four…

Misbah becomes seventh Pakistani to score 5,000 runs

KINGSTON: Test skipper and veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has becomes seventh pakistani to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket on Monday. He has become seventh Pakistani to reach this feat. Misbah-ul-Haq achieved this milestone in the first Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Earlier, Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman and 13th worldwide to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

West Indies rue missed chances as Misbah, Sarfraz hit fifties

Pakistan took advantage of lapses in the field to reach 363 for eight at lunch in the first innings on the fourth day of the first Test against West Indies on Monday. Resuming at the overnight position of 201 for four and facing the threat of the second new ball, the tourists added another 121 runs for the loss of just one wicket with wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq leading the charge. He stroked an unbeaten 53 while his captain, Misbah ul Haq, continued in his usual restrained manner and…