Tribune’s Gamechangers 2011: Misbahul Haq

An unlikely, steadfast captain (too steadfast?).

Express January 13, 2012

He was criticised for Pakistan’s loss in the final against India in the 2007 World Twenty20; he was blamed for losing the semi-finals of the World Cup 2011; he threatened to retire from cricket in 2010 – and then he was made captain.

They say slow and steady wins the race. Misbah has proved this to be true, for who would have thought Pakistan would be soaring through the ranks after the disastrous spot-fixing scandal of 2010? Labels of ‘crooks’ dogged the footsteps of our team, but under Misbahul Haq’s steady guidance, Pakistan has won four of the six Test series it has played – Misbah has made us emerge from the ashes.

Fun fact: Misbahul Haq is the only member of the team who holds an MBA degree.


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