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Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has faced some of the best bowlers to ever play the sport, but which bowlers did he feel were the toughest to play against?
Misbah revealed South Africa’s Dale Steyn, England’s James Anderson and legendary Australia spinner Shane Warne are all at the summit of his list.
“Toughest bowlers I faced have been James Anderson, Dale Steyn and Shane Warne,” he was quoted as saying by newsone.
When asked about the best batsmen he has ever seen, the 43-year-old said: “Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla, Mike Hussey and AB de Villiers are the best batsmen I have come up against.”
Misbah also admitted that his long-time teammate Younis Khan, who retired at the same time he did, provided a lot of guidance during his time in the sport.
“The determination and attitude of Younis Khan was a great source of guidance for me during my career,” Misbah said.
The Mianwali native also played down speculation that relations between him and former all-rounder Shahid Afridi were frosty.
“I never had any problems with Shahid Afridi. Most of the controversy was made up by the media,” he said.
Meanwhile, when asked to reminisce about the 2007 World Twenty20 final, where Pakistan took on India, Misbah insisted that he has no regrets over the scoop shot he played that resulted in him getting dismissed and Pakistan losing the match by five runs.
“No regrets about that shot at the end of the World T20 final against India. It hurt for a few days then you move on from it,” he said.