skipper Misbah-ul Haq reckons win ‘best ever’
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq rates the 2-0 series win over Australia as his country’s ‘best ever’ considering his team didn’t have key bowlers like Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz. Pakistan’s first series win over Australia in 20 years prompted Misbah to rate the win the ‘best ever’, slightly ahead of Pakistan’s 3-0 rout of then world number one England, also in UAE in 2012. ‘It’s really tough to rank both series, but considering the fact that we had far better bowling combination for England and this time despite having an inexperienced bowling line up nobody could have thought we can turned around and beat Australia so this you can understand is a big achievement,’ said Misbah. The win also put Misbah equal with Pakistan’s most successful Test captains, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad, with 14 wins. ‘I think we got the belief (to win) that’s why we delivered as everyone performed. The way we played as a batting unit you could say there was belief and this could be the reason we performed the way we did,’ said man-of-the-match Misbah.