Mushtaq Ahmed will do the honours of ringing the bell at Lord’s


Pakistan’s former leg-spinner and the current bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed will ring the five minute bell on the first day of Pakistan and England test match at Lord’s.

Mushtaq Ahmed had a glorious career comprising of 52 test matches and 144 ODIs in a span of around 15 years from 1989 to 2003.

The man, who is famously known as Mushi, took 185 wickets in test cricket at an average of 32.97, he also has 161 wickets to his name in the 50-over format.

The former leggie is one of the handful spinners to take a five-for in Lord’s, he achieved the feat in 1996 and steered his team to a win with his bowling figures of 5/57 against England.

He has also played fair bit of county cricket in England representing Sussex in his later part of the career, he won three County Championship titles in 2000s.

Mushtaq Ahmed was England’s spin bowling coach when the English team jumped to the top spot in the ICC World Test Ranking.

A new tradition was introduced in 2007, where an international cricketer, administrator or a well-known enthusiast of the sports rings the five minute bell.

The bell is located outside the Bowlers’ Bar of the Lord’s Pavilion, is rung to indicate that the play is soon to kick off.