Lahore [Pakistan], May 4 (ANI): As Misbah-ul-Haq is all set to bid adieu to international cricket following the ongoing West Indies tour, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has lavished praise on the Test skipper by calling him as a `better leader` than World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan.
Shaharyar, who was appearing before the National Assembly Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination on Thursday, clarified that he was making the comparison simply on the basis of cricket and statistics and not on politics.
"I said this on the basis of cricket. I have no political affiliation. I respect him as a player. I am not in politics. This is on the basis of statistics," Geo.tv quoted Shaharyar, as saying.
The 83-year-old said that he was quite impressed by what Misbah has achieved as a captain and that his statistics and victories were testament to that.
Regarded as one of the best-ever cricketers from Pakistan, Imran led the national team to 14 Test victories in the 48 matches he played as a captain. His team lost only 8 matches and drew 26 games during his tenure as captain.
Meanwhile, Misbah, who will play his last Test on May 10, led the side in a total of 55 Test matches, winning 25, losing 18, and drawing 11 matches.
He has been at the receiving end towards the late end of his career. However, leaving the 0-2 thrashing against the Black Caps, followed by 0-3 whitewash against Australia, he has been the shining star for the side.
The captain also inspired Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test team rankings for the first time in history. Although their stint at the top was short-lived as India replaced them.
Misbah has played 72 Test matches so far, scoring 4951 runs and is currently seventh on the list of Pakistan's highest Test run-getters.
He had already retired from ODIs and T20Is after the 2015 World Cup. (ANI)