Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq replied to a question regarding the feat of leading the Test side in 50 matches.
Last month, Misbah became the country’s most-capped captain in the last Test against the West Indies, breaking the record of former legendary cricketer Imran Khan. He led the side for the 49th time in a Test which Pakistan eventually lost in Sharjah, UAE.
However, in an interview, the 42-year-old said that these records don’t matter much to him. “Records aren’t as important as performances,” he said. “Individual character as a player should be considered above pride. However, it is always a happy moment to cross a milestone.”
Misbah was appointed captain in 2010 when Pakistan were ranked sixth in International Cricket Council’s Test ranking. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won 24 matches, lost 14 and drawn 11, and managed to claim the top-spot in the longest format of the game.
Talking about his retirement plans, the Mianwali-born said that he will look into the matter after upcoming tours of New Zealand and Australia. “For now, our primary target is to perform well in the upcoming series,” he said. “I hope my performance as well as the team’s will meet our supporters’ expectations.”
He added: “I will see how long my body allows me to continue playing international cricket once these tours end.”
Misbah’s quotes were reported by Daily Express