The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) paid homage to former Pakistan captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi over their historic achievements on this day.
On this day in 2013, Shahid Afridi registered his name in the record books by returning with figures of 7-12 in nine overs for Pakistan in the first ODI against West Indies at Providence.
Afridi’s performance came in a winning cause as Pakistan claimed a resounding 126-run victory.
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Holder(10-98)#OnThisDay in 2013, @SAfridiOfficial took seven wickets for 12 runs to register the second-best figures in ODIs, the best-ever by a spinner. pic.twitter.com/tFesxTNUd5
Three years later, Misbah scored a century in his first-ever Test match at Lord’s.
#OnThisDay in 2016, @captainmisbahpk marked his first Test at @HomeOfCricket in some style.— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 14, 2020
Misbah led from the front as his classy century took Pakistan to 282-6 on day one of the first #ENGvPAK Test.pic.twitter.com/UtLCJfKHCE
The batsman celebrated his ton in style with a memorable pushups celebration.
Pakistan went on to in the game by 75 runs.