“Records aren’t as important as performances,” says Misbah


Misbah Ul Haq has become Pakistan’s most capped captain in test cricket. He achieved the feat against during the third test against West Indies and surpassed Imran Khan’s 48 test matches.

The 42-year old will lead the side against New Zealand, which will be his 50th test as a skipper. However, the man has said that these records do not excite him much.

He talked to Daily Express and said, “Records aren’t as important as performances.”

“Individual character as a player should be considered above pride. However, it is always a happy moment to cross a milestone,” he added.

Misbah has a formidable record as a captain since he took over the charge in 2010. Under his captaincy, Pakistan have won 24 test matches, drawn 11 and lost 14.

Answering a question regarding his retirement, Misbah Ul Haq said that he will look to decide on the matter after New Zealand and Australia’s tours are over. At the moment he is focused on putting up an impressive show during the tours.

“For now, our primary target is to perform well in the upcoming series,” he said. “I hope my performance as well as the team’s will meet our supporters’ expectations.”

“I will see how long my body allows me to continue playing international cricket once these tours end,” he concluded.