Misbah-ul-Haq Becomes Most Successful Asian Test Captain


  • Misbah-ul-Haq has become the most successful Asian Test captain after ensuring a 2-0 series win against the West Indies in the UAE.
  • This is Misbah’s 10th Test series win as captain, surpassing the previous record of 9 held by India’s Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.
  • Misbah took over as Pakistan’s Test captain in 2010, and has led the team in 20 bilateral Test series. Of those, Pakistan have won 10, lost 3, and drawn 7.

Yasir Shah’s Record-Breaking Performance

  • Yasir Shah, who became the fastest bowler from Asia to reach 100 Test wickets in the Dubai Test, also had a memorable performance in the Abu Dhabi Test.
  • He took 10 wickets for 210 runs, taking his total tally to 112 wickets in 18 Tests. This is the joint-most wickets taken by any bowler in their first 18 Tests, along with England’s George Lohmann and Sydney Barnes.

The win in Abu Dhabi was Pakistan’s 10th consecutive international win. This run includes one ODI and one T20I in England, three T20Is and three ODIs against the West Indies, and two Tests against the West Indies.

The Significance of Misbah’s Achievement

  • Misbah’s achievements as captain are all the more remarkable given the difficult circumstances he has faced.
  • He took over the captaincy at a time when Pakistan was struggling in Test cricket, and he has led the team to a period of sustained success.
  • He is a true role model for all aspiring cricketers, and his achievements will be remembered for many years to come.

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