LONDON (Web Desk) – Pakistan’s cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq said his celebration after a wonderful century against England at Lord’s, which included a salute to the Pakistan flag flying above the Pavilion, was no tribute act rather it was a reference to Pakistan’s gruelling pre-tour boot camp at a military academy in Kakul in May.

“I promised the army guys I would do the push-ups if I got a century,” Misbah told reporters after stumps.

“We had an honour code on the boot camp, for push-ups, so that was my promise to them the next time I scored 100. So that was for them, and the salute was for the flag.”