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Friday, December 13, 2019

Misbah ul Haq

Misbah ul Haq had to wait for his international career to truly take off and since then, he has seldom looked back. His debut for Pakistan came in 2001 but only played a handful of ODIs and not a single Test between 2003 and 2007. He first took over the Pakistan Test captaincy amidst the axing of Salman Butt from the position after his allegations of spot fixing in 2011. It was also the year when he reached unprecedented levels of consistency with the bat and took his team out of the depths of the scandal. He led Pakistan to a 3-0 whitewash of then world no.1 England in 2012 at their own backyard. Misbah has since then defied his age and led Pakistan to the summit of the ICC Test rankings.


Don't have magic wand to revive Pakistan cricket instantly: Misbah-ul-Haq

December 09, 2019 3:01 pm

Pakistan's head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has hit back at criticism of the under-performing national team, saying he does not have a magic wand to revive its fortunes instantly and will step aside if he fails to deliver after some time.

Misbah-ul-Haq believes teenager Naseem Shah could be 'surprise package' in Australia

October 28, 2019 3:30 pm

With Naseem Shah to lock horns with Steve Smith, the world's top-ranked batsman, if selected, critics in Pakistan fear the callow cricketer could be in for a harrowing debut Down Under.

Misbah-ul-Haq was given dual position as he is a 'yes man': Mohsin Khan

October 24, 2019 11:12 pm

Pakistan's most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq is the first man in Pakistan cricket history to be given dual positions of head coach and chief selector.

Misbah-ul-Haq disappointed with attitude of Pakistani players

October 15, 2019 1:42 pm

What has disturbed Misbah the most in his first assignment is the reluctance of some players to follow directions of the management and do proper training to keep high fitness standards," one source said.

Something wrong with Pakistan's cricket system, says coach Misbah-ul-Haq

October 10, 2019 11:33 am

Misbah, who has faced criticism since becoming the first man in Pakistan cricket to hold two top posts of head coach as well as chief selector, also rued the lack of talent at domestic level.

Misbah-ul-Haq urges critics to show patience with Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal

October 07, 2019 1:54 pm

Ahmed Shehzad, back in the T20I team after over a year, made just four runs while, Umar Akmal, playing in this format for the national team for the first time since late 2016, was out for a first-ball duck as a second-string Sri Lankan side upset Pakistan.

How Misbah ul Haq responded to reporter who asked about Pakistan's 'Tuk Tuk problem'

September 26, 2019 11:14 am

Misbah ul Haq, the new Pakistan head coach, was asked about the strike rate problem of Pakistani batsmen at a press conference on Wednesday. Misbah 'Tuk tuk' ul Haq came up with a witty reply, the vitriol of which the reporter is bound to remember for the rest of his life.

Misbah-ul-Haq bans biriyani, tweaks nutrition plans of Pakistan players

September 17, 2019 11:32 am

Misbah-ul-Haq has issued standing orders that no heavy diet would be available to the players during the domestic season and in the national camp as players have to attain peak fitness to make the national squad.

Sarfaraz Ahmed appeals ICC to do more to return international cricket to Pakistan

September 14, 2019 9:51 am

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who was on Friday retained as captain of the national ODI and T20 teams refused to be drawn into the claims made in certain quarters that India might have a hand in Sri Lanka having second thoughts about sending their team to Pakistan.

Revamp of Pakistan cricket will take some time: Misbah-ul-Haq

September 04, 2019 10:12 pm

Misbah felt this new system of selection would create a strong connection between the domestic and international cricket — which has been missing for the past many years.


Usain Bolt, Ashish Nehra, Kaka, Felipe Massa: Sportstars who retired in 2017

December 29, 2017 9:29 pm

Many legends from various sports brought the curtain down to their illustrious career this year. Here is a look back and a tribute to the sporting personalities who hung up their boots this year.