KARACHI: Pakistan cricket was at its lowest point after the spot fixing scandal of 2010 however the team stood up again and reached the top of the cricketing world after six years. The captain of the green-caps, Mibah-ul-Haq has termed unity and determination the factors behind the epic success story of the Pakistan team. On BBC world service programme, “Stumped” last week, Misbah expressed satisfaction over team’s recent standing. He described the time after the spot-fixing saga as challenging. “It was a big challenge for me and for all the players because at that time even I was out of the team and I just came back as a captain so, that was an opportunity for me to just prove myself as a player and as a captain. It was a huge responsibility”, Misbah replied to a question about the effort to unify the team and make them the force in world cricket after the 2010 spot-fixing episode
Misbah, 42, was full of praise for his players who, he said, exhibited superb behaviour both on and off the field. “All the players did superb job, they performed really well, they fulfilled their roles not only on the field but outside the field also, their behaviour was really good”, Misbah added
“If I look back, it was a good journey with these guys who really were determined to do their job and after six years, it’s really awesome and satisfying where we are as a team at the moment”, Misbah concluded.
Misbah-ul-Haq was appointed captain of the Pakistan cricket team after the 2010 spot-fixing episode.
Pakistan beat England 3-0 in the 2012 series in the United Arab Emirates followed by series wins against Australia and England. On the latest England tour – first after 2010 – Pakistan drew level with the hosts in the four-match rubber.