Pakistani Check skipper Misbah-ul-Haq gained the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award, the ICC tweeted Thursday.
The 42-year-old used to be given the award for uplifting his aspect to play the sport with zest and zeal that mirrors his personal.
The Pakistani Check aspect rose to the number 1 spot at the ICC Check ratings all through his captaincy this yr, that too in a time when Pakistan best performs global cricket clear of house.
Misbah is the primary ever Pakistani to win the award. Earlier winners come with MS Dhoni (2011), Daniel Vettori (2012), Mahela Jayawardena (2013), Katherine Brunt (2014) and Brendon McCullum (2015).
In line with ICC’s authentic web site, Misbah reacted to the scoop, pronouncing, “I think honoured and humbled to have gained the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.”
“To raise the Check mace previous this yr and now this within the twilight of my profession, is a message for each and every athlete that age isn’t a barrier so long as the sportsperson maintains absolute best health ranges and continues to accomplish as much as global requirements,” the skipper added.
Speaking about staff technique, Misbah stated, “As a group, we’ve got desirous about enjoying inside the wealthy traditions of the game with a favorable mindset and means in order that we will be able to entertain the spectators and lovers, and on the similar time, problem the oppositions.”
“I’m satisfied that this has been spotted and recognised through the sport’s governing frame,” he concluded.
Previous this yr Misbah cheekily dropped to his palms and knees and did 10 push-u.s.in fast succession after he turned into the oldest Check centurion in 82 years at England’s well-known Lord’s cricketing floor.
“That used to be my promise to the military guys,” Misbah defined later in a press convention.
Final month he additionally made historical past on Nov 18 through changing into the primary Pakistani to play 50 fits as Check captain on the Hagley Oval floor in Christchurch towards the Kiwis.