Former Pakistan captain, current coach, and administrator Misbah ul Haq, the man of many talents is celebrating his 46th birthday.
Misbah ul Haq as a captain has been more celebrated than Misbah as a batsman. He was Pakistan’s most successful Test skipper with 26 wins under his name.
However, his contributions with the bat too were truly extraordinary at times. From equalling the record for the fastest Test ton, taking the fewest balls to a fifty in the process, to becoming one of the oldest batsmen to score a Test hundred – his performances form a major part of Pakistan’s cricket history.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to its official Twitter handle and extended warm birthday greetings to Misbah, who turned 46 on Thursday.
💪 Pakistan's most successful captain with 26 Test wins
👨 Oldest captain to score a Test century
🏏 Equaled the record for the then fastest Test ton in 2014
Happy birthday to the incredible Misbah-ul-Haq 🎂 pic.twitter.com/YuE2axKKXD
— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
Misbah made his international debut during Pakistan’s Test match against New Zealand in March 2001. He went on to appear in a total of 75 matches for the national side in the longest format of the game, amassing 5,222 runs.
Misbah led the team in eight T20I matches, winning six of them and losing just two.
The former captain also holds the honor of being the most successful captain of the country in the longest format of the game. The former Pakistan cricketer had led the national side 56 Test matches, winning 26, losing 19 with 11 draws.h of which spanned more than 400 minutes.