On the Other Hand

by Devanshu Mehta

The next Pakistan captain could be Shahid Afridi. Then again, it could be Misbah-ul-Haq.

Osman Samiuddin, tongue firmly in cheek:

Not least of Misbah’s achievements as captain – and this includes the series with South Africa – is that it went off without anybody being killed. No one ran away and no bookies have yet been sighted. Daniel Vettori even completed his press conference duties without insinuating anything untoward about Umar Gul’s fine fourth-evening spell in Wellington. It is a minor triumph.

via The latest chapter in Misbah’s extraordinary career | ESPN Cricinfo

He’s had quite a career so far, and has that innate quality Pakistani cricketers seem to have of being able to come back from the dead. Repeatedly. In my count from earlier this week, he may soon be #15 since Imran.