Here on Lord’s at Thursday, Misbah ul Haq scored a century at age of 42 which makes him the oldest century scorer in 82 years. Scoring his 10th Test century Misbah Saluted towards his team mates who all responded with an smile, followed by a unique style of celebration by Misbah. He performed 10 Push-ups like a charm and stood up jumping showing his strength and determination at this age. Misbah’s career was being questioned in Pakistan by many analysts even though in past 7 to 8 years Misbah was the only reliable and dependable batsman left in Pakistan side with an excellent captaincy record as well.
Skipper’s Pushups not only left everyone in Lords smiling but is also trending on social media and went viral within a minutes. This celebration had conveyed multiple messages not only to selectors but team management as well. 42 Years old captain is well known to save the sinking ship at number of times in past as well. Pakistan’s top order have never been a very pleasant part of the team and today as well when Hafeez played a decent knock of 40 runs, the young Shan Masood and Azhar Ali scored just 7 runs each followed by Younis Khan who scored 33. Misbah took charge once again and scored a heroic century. This celebration was a message that once against its me who saved the sinking ship even at this age when rumors and analysis of keeping Misbah aside were roaming around.
Pakistan have a long tour of England where they will play 4 tests, 5 ODIs and one T20 against the hosts where as 2 ODIs against Ireland. Misbah is leading the test side and will return once the test series is completed. Pakistan in case of winning the series may end up ranking at number 1 in ICC test rankings but obviously for that they need a team work, not just a one man show by the skipper.