Pakistan cricket team celebrate ‘incredible journey’ to No.1 in Test Rankings


Cricket lovers of Pakistani celebrated their national team’s “incredible journey” on Tuesday as Pakistani Team reached to the top of the Test rankings after a seven years.

Pakistan supplanted most outstanding opponents India to wind up the world's main Test side on Monday, after India's last Test against the West Indies finished in a downpour hit draw at Port of Spain.

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It topped a momentous ascent under chief Misbah-ul-Haq's administration for a group which was almost tossed out of the universal field over a spot-settling embarrassment on their voyage through England in 2010.

Pakistan have additionally been compelled to play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates subsequent to a furnished assault on the Sri Lankan group transport in 2009, a noteworthy detriment.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director Shaharyar Khan marked the ascent "notable".

"The rising to the highest point of the ICC Test rankings finishes a unimaginable excursion for Pakistan cricket," he said.

"This is a noteworthy crossroads in our rich Test cricket history and the credit for this awesome accomplishment goes to this group as well as to every one of the players, mentors and bolster staff individuals who have spoken to Pakistan lately."

New mentor Mickey Arthur focused on that the work was simply starting.

"It's an incredible accomplishment and many individuals merit the credit for that, however the highest point of every one of them will be the players who have buckled down and been extraordinary," said Arthur, who trained Pakistan to a 2-2 attract the four-Test arrangement against England.

"I am only the fortunate mentor who has been with the group now however others have done brilliantly well," he included, singling out his ancestor Waqar Younis.

"Individuals may say that its less demanding to arrive than to stay there so we have to keep that energy, and enhance in one-dayers."

Under Younis, Pakistan plunged to number nine in one-day worldwide rankings – a droop which they have to address in the five-match arrangement against England beginning on Wednesday.

Younis, who instructed Pakistan in two spells from 2010-11 and 2014-16, was likewise enchanted and said it was a "pleased minute".

"The diligent work has paid off… We as a country are all glad for this accomplishment."

Misbah, who has driven the side in 46 Tests subsequent to the spot-altering embarrassment while keeping the off-field picture clean, resounded the remarks.

"It's the best snippet of my vocation," he said, expressing gratitude toward "everybody required in the amusement"

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