Twitter celebrates as Pakistan closes in on top Test ranking for first time ever

Published: August 22, 2016
Pakistan celebrate their win over England in fourth Test at Kia Oval, August 14, 2016.

Pakistan celebrate their win over England in fourth Test at Kia Oval, August 14, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Pakistan Test team, under the leadership of Misbahul Haq, are set to become the number one Test side in the ICC rankings for the first time since the official ranking system was introduced 13 years ago in 2003.

India, who are currently the best team in the world in the longest format of the game, had to win the current four-match on-going Test series against West Indies atleast 3-0 in order to cement their position at the top.

However, leading 2-0 after the first three Tests, Virat Kohli’s men were seemingly left frustrated with the bad weather in Port-of-Spain, where rain nearly washed out four of the five days, which means it is practically impossible for the current Indian side to bowl out the opposition twice in the day.

Knowing the imminent will eventually happen, Pakistan cricket team fans from all over the world took to Twitter to express their feelings, as they can’t wait to see their team on top of the rankings, especially knowing the fact that the current Test side is yet to play a match at home in nearly seven years.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (15)

  • Hyder
    Aug 22, 2016 - 4:29PM

    @ India: Maza aa raha hai?Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Aug 22, 2016 - 4:36PM

    Be Grateful to the mighty Rains!Recommend

  • Hassan
    Aug 22, 2016 - 4:42PM

    Khamoshi bata rahi hai k kitna maza araha hai, no domestic infrastructure, no International cricket at home ground yet No. 1 out 20 crore or so, whereas India with 1.3 billion population and domestic structure could get what it should. this is called No.1 when everything is against u.Recommend

  • Muz
    Aug 22, 2016 - 5:10PM

    now comes a bigger responsibility to stay at the top..Recommend

  • Bunty
    Aug 22, 2016 - 5:15PM

    Even Nature support those who tried… Rain in WI and WE ARE NUMBER 1…

    Are you watching INDIA…Recommend

  • whatever
    Aug 22, 2016 - 5:50PM

    @Hassan: Thanks India and rain. it may be first time for Pakistan but not for India. Soon India is going to take back what you got from the rain god.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Aug 22, 2016 - 6:00PM

    A certain “Class” of haters gonna hate, but #NajamSethi has done one heck of a job!! Recommend

  • jay
    Aug 22, 2016 - 6:42PM

    @Hyder— We actually will enjoy more if Pakistan stands up on its own feet, and stop asking for alms from the world. ! Sport is ok but real deal is economy where Pakistan is way behind ! Hope you compete with Indian on that point too. Anyways congo ! .Recommend

  • Pakistan Zindabad
    Aug 22, 2016 - 6:47PM

    Now pressure must be build up on the other teams to play with and in Pakistan. We play less but prove more.Recommend

  • MK
    Aug 22, 2016 - 7:13PM

    Rightly said, these people cannot achieve anything by themselves but depend upon others similar to Cricket World Cup when rain played lucky for them. This time too rain is the reason. Recommend

  • MK
    Aug 22, 2016 - 7:16PM

    always depend upon neighbor. incompetent to achieve on your own strength similar to Cricket World Cup depended on rain and even this time around, its rain that helped. If not you people are big failure.Recommend

  • MK
    Aug 22, 2016 - 7:31PM

    Barish wajah hai, team ki koi mehnat nahin. Cricket world cup bhi barish ki wajah se aaya hai aur ab yeh ranking bhi barish ki wajah se. Kab tak doosron par depend rahoge, khud ke mehnat se upar aavo aur phir zaban hilavo jitna chahe. Recommend

  • Abid
    Aug 22, 2016 - 8:05PM

    Kaisay kar lete ho ye sab?Recommend

  • Amanullah Khan
    Aug 22, 2016 - 8:56PM

    Congrats Team Pakistan and best of luck for retaining the ranking for a while.Recommend

  • Adnan
    Aug 23, 2016 - 1:00AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Najam sethi?? Recommend

More in Sports