Under-fire Pakistan cricket skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has done something miraculous at this age of 42 and it becomes a fitting reply to the Pakistan Cricket Board who asked him to step down after the West Indies series. He hit six sixes in continuance reminding of the fete Yuvraj Singh done against England in the T20 world cup in South Africa.
Misbah, playing for Hong Kong Island United in Hong Kong T20 Blitz, hit six sixes in six balls against Hung Hom Jaguars.
With Misbah’s team on 175/6 in 18.4 overs, the Pakistan decided to take matters in his own hand. He hit compatriot Imran Arif for two sixes n the last two balls of the 19th over.
He again got the strike in the second ball of the 20th over, bowled by Ashley Caddy, and hit him for four straight sixes and a four.
The 42-year-old Misbah’s efforts meant that Hong Kong Island United notched up 216/6, with Pakistan great remaining unbeaten on 82 off just 37 balls, with seven sixes and four fours. The opposition, in return, could only manage 183/8 and lost by 33 runs.
That was crucial because when we are playing for this team, we don’t know what resources we have or what the batting line-up is like, so we try to bat through all 20 overs and see what we can do to the maximum. That’s what I was trying to do, play normal cricketing shots until the last couple of overs and then with these short boundaries we can take 35-40 runs and try to get 200 plus runs. We capitalised on the last two overs.Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan batter