Misbah-ul-Haq is one such cricketer who can adapt to any form of cricket and possesses the ability to showcase his batting prowess on every kind of surface. Further, he can easily handle any kind of attack thrown at him.
In 2007, his potential came to the forefront in the World Twenty20 where he almost led the team towards victory in the final round against India. It was the mistimed scoop shot that Pakistan could not take home the trophy.
The career of many cricketers slows down at the age of 33. However, in the case of Misbah-ul-Haq, it is the opposite. His career was at its peak. Many cricket critics said that the presence of Misbah-ul-Haq earlier in the team would make the batting order strong. However, others say that Misbah-ul-Haq has chances to prove his potential in the ODIs and Tests, but he could not make much mark. He struggled to gain entry to the T20 matches despite his prolific score in the domestic team.
However, in the 2007 World Twenty20, his performances grabbed the attention of the selector and regained their faith with his stellar performances. He gained entry both in the ODIs and Tests. In 2008, he had a noteworthy series in ODIs against West India. He also led Pakistan to win against the Aussies.
In 2010, Misbah-ul-Haq was given the captaincy of the Pakistan Test reins. He was handed over the captaincy of Twenty20. One of his notable achievements as a leader came his way when he led the team to win over England over 3-0 against England in UAE in the test series. He even led Pakistan to an ODI series in India and won the tournament. Misbah-ul-Haq averaged over 50 in the ODIs and 60 in tests in 2011. He wrapped up the ODI career scoring 96 not out.
There have always been questions about the captaincy of Misbah due to the team’s loss in the initial two ODIs in the UAE against Australia and in the Asia Cup final in 2014. All the clouds around his captaincy were cleared when he led the team to win the 2-0 Test series against Australia. Though Pakistan did not win the ODI series against the Black Caps, selectors had complete faith in his potential and declared him the skipper for the World Cup 2015.
Misbah-ul-Haq has earned accolades and appreciation both as a cricketcoach and international cricketer. With time, his potential got better. From 2002 Misbah caught the selector's attention by making notable runs in the domestic scene. Besides his playing skills, another remarkable
attribute of Misbah-ul-Haq is his unflappable temperament. MIsbah-ul-Haq is now Pakistan’s household hero. He has been a star of Pakistan’s cricket.
What is the net worth of Misbah-ul-Haq?
As of 2023, the net worth of Misbah-ul-Haq is $9.8 million which is around ₹49.8 crores.
Where was Misbah-ul-Haq born? What is his age?
Misbah-ul-Haq was born on 28th May 1974 in Mianwali Punjab. He is now 49 years old.
What is the name of Misbah-ul-Haq’s wife?
Uzma Khan is the wife of Misbah-ul-Haq. They got married in 2004.