Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years when he reached the hundred against England at Lord’s on Thursday. at the age of 42, became the sixth oldest player in Test history to make a century as his unbeaten 110 took Pakistan to 282 for six at stumps on the first day of a four-match series. Misbah-ul-Haq celebrates his century by performing a series of push-ups.
Misbah-ul-Haq said at post-match presser, “It was my promise to the army guys in the Abbottabad camp that I’d do ten push-ups whenever I score hundred in England.”
Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam, said, “While the team was being trained with the army men at the Abbottabad, the army instructor there had said to the players to do push-ups after registering a hundred and Misbah did exactly what was said to the players.”
Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest Test captain to hit a hundred when he scored unbeaten 110 at Lord’s. Pakistan ended Day 1 at 282/6. Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Hafeez were the two other significant contributors with scores of 73 and 40 respectively.