Misbah-ul-Haq is like a fine wine, the older the better. The 41-year-old cricket superstar is getting stronger with every step. His growth is evident, both as a player and as Captain of the Pakistan national team.

The story of Misbah-ul-Haq is truly a fascinating one. After making his mark in the inaugural T20 World Cup, Misbah had an extended poor run in the international arena. At 36 he was considering retirement, when life offered him another chance.

The famous trio spot-fixing scandal left a gaping hole in Pakistan Cricket. A clear indication of turmoil left us in desperate need of a savior. Misbah was handed over the Captain’s arm-band, along with millions of hopes for the beginning of a new era. The rest, as they say, is history…

Misbah took his newfound responsibility and sense of leadership to new heights.

The ODI format showed how he had become Pakistan’s backbone. And on more than one occasion he came to the rescue of a sinking ship. Even at test level Misbah continues to shine. Leading from the front, he does his bit like any responsible batsman should. His ability to hit massive sixes out of nowhere makes him a dangerous player to deal with. Even in terms of fitness, the 41-year-old leads the way. Physically sound and emotionally unshakeable, he is listed among the fittest members of the team — rarely missing a chance to dive after singles, or power sliding to stop boundaries.

Beating out the best in business, Misbah-ul-Haq has proven time and time again, that age is but a number. Normally at this age, cricketers would be looking for commentary gigs.