In a historic achievement for Pakistan cricket, Pakistan reached on top of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings on Monday for the first ever time since the rankings were introduced in 2003 after the fourth Test match between India and West Indies ended in a draw at Port-of-Spain.
According to NDTV Sports, The Pakistan skipper Misbah said that this was a proud moment in his career.
“Number-one ranking is a reward for something we had planned as a group a few years ago and have worked extremely hard to achieve it.
To top the Test table, which boasts some of the best sides and players, is something to be very proud of,” he added.
“Our long-term objective and strategy is to remain competitive, continue to challenge the top sides with good cricket and once again become the most followed side like the Pakistan teams of yesteryears.
If we can achieve these on a consistent basis, then I am sure there will more laurels like this down the line,” Misbah said.
Misbah stated, “There is no greater feeling than to achieve the No. 1 ranking in the most traditional and purest format of the sport”.
Pakistan’s rise to the status of number one Test team came after a continuation of successful Test series against some of the best sides, including Australia, England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. -Business Recorder