Published On: Thu, Jul 21st, 2016

Misbahul Haq advises, a lot of cricket has to play



Misbahul Haq, the captain of Pakistan cricket team has stated that beating England at the ‘Home of Cricket’ in the initial Test was ‘special’. The Green Caps astonished the hosts in the opening Test to secure a 75-run triumph on Friday and that was their initial on the site in 20 years.

Misbah, who scored the merely hundred of the match, and as well turned the fourth Pakistan skipper later than Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, and Wasim Akram to secure triumph at one of the very iconic site of the cricketing world, in addition he explained why the team did pushups later than getting a remarkable victory. Misbah revealed in an interview “To defeat England at Lord’s is special,” he continued by saying that “For me as captain, this win at Lord’s is special in many ways, as it was after the spot-fixing scandal on this venue, after which I was appointed as the Test captain and we started rebuilding the team.” He added “The triumph was also significant for the reason that of the hard work the army trainers put in with us all through the camp in Kakul. The pushups were our way of acknowledging their contribution in the preparation of this tour.”

The 42-year old batsman, who turned the aged player in 82 years to achieve a century at Lord’s, as well admired his players for the team’s victory in the greatest set-up of the game in the latest years. He told that “Pakistan cricket has not had it easy in the last six years with teams also refusing to play in Pakistan because of the security issues,” he further added “But I am proud of my players that they have braved it out and faced all these problems manfully and kept on producing the goods.”

The Islamabad United captain, who is by now the very triumphant captain in the chronology of Pakistan cricket in Test format, as well emphasized that there is much cricket still to be played and England has the entire devices to pick up in the series. He told “The series is not over yet,” he continued “There are still three more Tests to go, and England is a very good side. They are particularly good in their own conditions, and we know we have some tough sessions ahead of us and the series is still wide open.”


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