Possibly yes, possibly no, but certainly a candidate – in this feature Martin tells the story of Subhash ‘Fergie’ Gupte
Misbah ul Haq was never going to be Pakistan’s hero. The Universe, the Stars, the Oceans and the Mountains had all conspired against him. Pakistan lives vicariously through its heroes, so they need to see them do heroic things physically, like change the course of the wind or make the mountain come to him.
Perhaps he didn’t turn out to be quite as good a batsman as his early career suggested he might become, but John Crawley certainly wasn’t helped by the way England teams were selected in the 1990s. In this feature Martin looks back at a career that might have disappointed at times, but which contained its share of highlights.