On 14th July 2016, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, in his first innings on English soil, went on to score a magnificent century at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, but it was his celebration that stole the show on that memorable afternoon.
Pakistan had an excellent tour of England back in 2016. They drew the four-match Test series 2-2, and in the aftermath become the #1 ranked side in Tests. The architects of their two wins were leg-spinner Yasir Shah, veteran Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
It was the Pakistan skipper who produced the first big performance for the side, when he went on to score his 10th hundred (and his last) in Tests. The 114 came at a crucial time, with his side in a spot of bother at 77/3 and as always, it was Misbah’s calmness that ensured the away side reached a respectable total of 339 in the first innings.
You can check out the highlights of that knock here!
What was the reason for his ‘push-up’ celebration? Here is him answering that question!