Pakistan take a look at captain Misbah-ul-Haq has broken the report for the most number of sixes hit with the aid of any skipper in the longest layout of the sport. The 42-yr-antique finished the feat whilst batting in the first innings of the second Pakistan-West Indies check fit at Abu Dhabi, that started on Friday.
Misbah went beyond former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who hit fifty nine sixes during his tenure as Kiwi take a look at captain between 2013 and 2016. MS Dhoni, who retired from take a look at cricket in 2014, hit 51 sixes during his 6-year spell as India captain in whites.
interestingly, the 35-12 months-antique Ranchi cricketer held the document for the most wide variety of sixes for a captain in checks whilst unexpectedly referred to as it quits closer to the give up of 2014 and McCullum too retired from the sport with that record to his name in February, in advance this 12 months.
Ricky Ponting, someone with a penchant for massive sixes inside the restrained-overs, is 7th on the list for the maximum number of sixes for a captain in checks, with 37 in a captaincy tenure that lasted for six years.
As many as 5 West Indies captains additionally make it to the top 10 with Brian Lara the best positioned of the lot, at quantity four with forty nine sixes to his credit. he is accompanied via -time international Cup winning captain Clive Lloyd, who hit 48 sixes in the course of his stint as captain.
In his 11-year spell as Windies skipper, Viv Richards hit 46 sixes and is 6th at the listing. Chris Gayle follows Ponting with 34 hits over the fence and Darren Sammy rounds off the pinnacle 10 with 32 sixes in 30 checks as captain.
In 2014, Misbah smashed the joined fastest century in the records of take a look at cricket, whilst he made a 56-ball hundred in opposition to Australia at the equal venue, sharing the report with Richards. That file turned into sooner or later broken by means of McCullum earlier this year, whilst he made a 54-ball hundred in opposition to Australia within the very last take a look at of his profession at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.