The International Cricket Council (ICC) honoured Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, who turned 46 on Thursday.
The sports governing body recalled some of the most memorable knocks of Pakistan’s former captain on its Twitter account.
On Misbah-ul-Haq’s 46th birthday, let us relive some of his most memorable knocks.
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— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
💥 101* v Australia, Abu Dhabi, 2014 💥— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
A blistering century off just 56 balls, which was then the joint-fastest Test hundred. What an innings it was 🙌 pic.twitter.com/IEO9MHz0MW
💥 114 v England, Lord’s, 2016 💥— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
When Misbah became the oldest captain to score a century and did the celebratory push-ups 💪 pic.twitter.com/IlpWgWzn5S
🔹 82 v India, Delhi, 2007 🔹— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
Although in a losing cause, this half-century from Misbah was an absolute show of grit 🏏 pic.twitter.com/ZejPcrz0Oe
🔸 161* v India, Kolkata, 2007 🔸— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
Same series and another masterclass under pressure against India, but this time his century ensured the match was drawn 👍 pic.twitter.com/p2CR3BdBtu
🔹 102 v England, Dubai, 2015 🔹— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
Another Pakistan win, thanks to a 350-plus first-innings total steered by Misbah’s lone century 💫 pic.twitter.com/Lw3es1hGrp
💥 83* v Sri Lanka, Colombo, #CWC 2011 💥— ICC (@ICC) May 28, 2020
A memorable tournament and a memorable knock from Misbah. He was their highest run-getter in this edition of @cricketworldcup with 248 runs in six innings at an average of 49.60. pic.twitter.com/Le30dZy0Fr
Misbah-ul-Haq represented Pakistan in 276 fixtures (75 Tests, 162 ODIs and 39 T20Is) and has 11,132 runs to his name.
He has been rewarded the Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz awards by the government of Pakistan in 2014 and 2017 respectively for his contributions to the game.
The right-handed batsman is also an ICC Spirit of Cricket award winner and PCB’s Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.