The Pakistan test team is now the number one test side in the world. This is victory is the first of its kind in the history of the country. While the credit for this victory is shared by all the members of the team including Younus Khan, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafique and Yasir Shah etc, we must also individually appreciate the efforts of Misbah Ul Haq. He has been a very spirited and determined captain.In 2010 some Pakistani cricketers were reported of being involved in spot fixing. As the news spread, it brought humiliation to the Pakistan cricket team. Pakistan was no where near the top in any rankings. It was Misbah-ul-Haq who brought the team together again and motivated the players to perform to their best ability. 

In the beginning of his captaincy, Misbah ul Haq was criticised for being too old to lead the side by many sports analysts and senior cricketers. But today, Misbah with the help of his team has risen to a very prestigious rank as the captain of the world’s best test side cricket team. I appreciate and salute our team for their achievement and sincerely hope that they keep the winning spirit alive. 

SYED MUHAMMAD AHSAN ALI, 

Karachi, August 23.