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July 17, 2016: Pakistan Players Celebrate Win With Push-ups

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 17, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
July 17, 2016: Pakistan Players Celebrate Win With Push-ups

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Known for its rich history and tradition, the Lord’s cricket ground witnessed one of its most unique moments when on July 17 2016, Pakistan players led by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq did push-ups to celebrate their win over England in the first Test of the 4-match series by 75 runs.

The push-ups were followed by a salute to the Pakistan army. While most of the fans at the Lord’s looked in amazement, skipper Misbah later cleared the air and revealed the secret behind this unique style of celebration.

"We did a camp in Abbottabad before the skill camp in Lahore, and we used to do an honour code every time, we just stepped into the ground and did 10 push-ups. And I promised them, if ever I score a hundred, I will definitely do that to remind you that we were there," he said at the post-match press conference.

While Misbah hit a brilliant hundred in the first innings to set the platform for Pakistan, it was leg spinner Yasir Shah who stole the show with his 10-wicket haul in the match and was handed the Man of the Match award.

Chasing 283 for a win, England looked set to win before the Pakistan bowlers decided to show the world what they are made of. And Mohammad Amir led the show along with pace partner Rahat Ali as they picked up 5 wickets between them.

The feat was all the more special for Amir because it was on this very ground that he had been booked for spot-fixing.
First Published: July 17, 2017, 11:16 AM IST

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