Love em or hate em, its hard to deny that Pakistanis take their cricket team very seriously. It doesn’t matter if you’re a diehard or a casual follower of the gentleman’s game, the Pakistani cricket team has its fair share of ups and downs that we all like to point out.
For all the ups and downs that Pakistan’s cricket team has faced over the years, today a most brilliant miracle has occurred:
— Ammara Ahmad (@ammarawrites) August 22, 2016
That’s right. We are now the top ranked test team in the world now, under the able captaincy of Misbah ul Haq. And today, he’ll be presented with the mace of kings:
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) August 21, 2016
The number 1 test ranking was ours for the taking, with a little help from the rain:
The achievement is all the more magnificent once you realize the away-from-home factor:
— Planet Pakistan (@PlanetPakistan) August 22, 2016
To know how far we’ve come along to this point:
— Noman Sarwar (@Nomysahir) August 22, 2016
Those King Misbah tweets aren’t going away anytime soon:
— Riaz J Khan (@riazjkhan) August 22, 2016
Whitewash Eng ✅
Whitewash Aus ✅
Draw 2-2 in Eng ✅
Test #1 ✅
India? Too scared to play!
Who's the King of Kings? pic.twitter.com/ob5LQwyHbJ
— Kalim Khan (@Kallerz37) August 22, 2016
Some people are even mashing up the development with the ongoing Olympics at Rio:
And last but not the least, Captain Misbah would like to remind us that there’s really no substitute for hard work:
Misbah "This team deserves number 1 ranking after 6 years of no cricket at home. Playing every game away from Pakistan is really difficult"
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 15, 2016