Pakistan test captain Misbah Ul Haq has scored a century of just 34 balls in a charity match that was played in Norway.
After guiding his team to draw the away series in England by 2-2, Misbah has flown to Norway to play in an exhibition match at the Bislett Stadium, Oslo as part of “Play for Peace” festival.
The 42-year old has hit 12 sixes in his knock as he managed to three sixes of his former team-mate Mohammed Asif, who hasn’t featured in any international cricket since 2010 as he was banned by ICC for spot-fixing. The match also featured the likes of former cricketers Abdul Razzaq and Mohammad Yousuf who played on the side of Asif as they could do little to stop Misbah’s rampage.
The 42-year old is just getting better with age as he is in no hurry to retire as he keeps on enjoying the game and provides entertainment to the fans across the world.
Misbah will next be leading Pakistan against West Indies in UAE, a series which will feature the first day-night test match played between the two sides. He is set to lead Pakistan in away tours to Australia and New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Asif who has served his five-year ban for his spot-fixing is keen to get into the national team just like his teammate Mohammed Amir. The 33-year old has been playing domestic cricket in Norway over the past few months.
In an interview last month, Asif said: “Every human being has made a mistake.
“We made a mistake, we apologised and, after a mistake, everyone has the right to come back on track. It was a hard time, I went to jail and was banned and things got worse and worse. But, in the last year, things are getting better and better.”
“The next season is very important for me. I want to come back and play a good standard, international standard, so I need to work hard and train hard.
“There are a few hurdles. I need to get fit, perform well and then my aim is to go with the team on the Australia and New Zealand tour.”