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Misbah

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.

Pakistan will miss Misbah the captain: Dean Jones

Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Islamabad United’s head coach Dean Jones has said that Pakistan will miss Misbah Ul Haq the captain the most. “Pakistan will of course miss Misbah’s batting but his on-field captaincy is what they will miss the most,” Dean Jones said. “He is a bowler’s captain,” he added. The Australian batting maestro stated that he has spent his life playing cricket, but he never came across such a calmer captain. “I have been part of cricket all my life, I have seen many captains but when I…

Misbahul Haq reflects on his lessons, greatest moments and achievements from international career

Test team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Friday disclosed the most important lessons his life had taught him throughout his international cricket career. He said the most important things he had learnt were having a never-say-die approach, be disciplined, do hard work, believe in yourself and always seek help from Allah (SWT). “The things I have learnt from failures include having an approach of never give up, be disciplined, do hard work, believe in yourself and always seek help from Allah (SWT),” he said in an interview…

Pakistan’s Misbah, Younis and India’s Kohli get Wisden honours

LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2017 edition of the respected Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, -- 'cricket's bible' -- published this week. Meanwhile Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan were named as two of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. According to editor Lawrence Booth, Kohli had "the year of his dreams" in 2016, "averaging more with the bat in each of the three formats than anyone: 75 in Tests, 92 in one-day internationals and 106 in Twenty20…

Misbah hails Shafiq’s ton as one of ‘classiest’

BRISBANE: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed Asad Shafiq's defiant century as among the "classiest" he had ever seen after the knock of 137 all but drove Pakistan to a famous victory over Australia in the first test in Brisbane on Monday. Needing to score a record 490 to win, Pakistan fell short by 40 runs but not before giving the home side a huge scare on day five at the Gabba. Man-of-the-match Shafiq came to the crease at 165 for four late on day four and anchored three doughty tail-end partnerships before he was…

Pakistan spoil big total chance against West Indies

SHARJAH: It was a case of poor shot selection and not building on a good start as Pakistani batsmen spurned a good chance of posting another big total against West Indies on a batting-friendly Sharjah stadium pitch. Pakistan had won a very good toss, third by Misbah-ul-Haq in succession which interestingly left his counterpart Jason Holder in a fix as to how the coin falls in his opponents' favour as he took a stroll after the match referee Jeff Crow declared Misbah as winner. But four Pakistani batsmen reached half…