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Misbah awarded Honorary Life Membership by MCC

Misbah being awarded his membership by MCC president Matthew Fleming
Misbah being awarded his membership by MCC president Matthew Fleming

MCC has elected former Pakistan international Misbah-ul-Haq as an Honorary Life Member of the Club.

Misbah becomes the 22nd player from Pakistan to be awarded Honorary Life Membership, joining icons such as Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Javed Miandad and Ramiz Raja on the list.

He was presented with his membership book by President of MCC Matthew Fleming following the conclusion of MCC’s showpiece match against Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Honorary Life Membership is awarded to some of the finest cricketers and men and women associated with the game.

The 43 year-old, who made his Test match debut for Pakistan back in 2001 before retiring in May of this year, played 75 Tests, 162 One-Day Internationals and 39 T20 Internationals for his country.

He captained Pakistan in 56 of his Test matches, earning him a reputation as a calm leader of his side and was in charge when they recorded the impressive 3-0 series victory over England in 2012, who were then top of the Test rankings.

One of his most famous innings came at Lord’s last year, when his 114 helped Pakistan to a 75-run victory over England at the Home of Cricket, and his famous push-up celebration went on to become synonymous with his team’s Tour of England.

Misbah ended his Test match career earlier this year against the West Indies, with 5,222 career runs to his name and an average of 46.62. He also averaged 43.40 in ODI cricket, scoring 5,122.

A full list of Honorary Life Members can be found here


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