The Left-handed batter Imam-ul-Haq has scored 1322 runs and 2528 runs in 19 Tests and 54 ODIs, Shows excellent skills in every match, He take a big role on their first test match against New Zealand. Since the 27 year old batter join the lineup of Pakistan team, he really did his best to played well and since then he’s always been a key player of the team.
Despite of being a key player in the team, Imam’s journey as the nephew of legendary cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq has never been easy, there’s a lot of comparison and expectations.
On his recent interview with Sports Central, Imam ralready tell that he sometimes gets frustrated when people starting to compare him to Inzamam.
“Sach batau to dil kaafi dafa kiya hai ki chachu ko bolu ‘meri kya galti thi’.[If I’m being honest, I felt I should tell chachu (Inzamam), ‘what was my mistake?’], Imam told Sports Central.
“But some things come unwanted in your life. People say that I handled it well, but I actually didn’t. I just went with the flow because I had no other option. I came after a long process as well; I played two U19 World Cups, played in 45 first-class matches and had an average of 50 in the Qaid-e-Azam trophy when I was first picked in the team,” He spoke in Hindi language.
“Initially, I couldn’t handle the pressure and I won’t lie. I didn’t know what to do. And I would like to mention Babar here. He played a very big role in supporting me. We played a lot of cricket together. And it was vice-versa, if he had doubts, we used to discuss them as well. In my family, we are all fighters and we don’t give up easily. So I kept on putting the hard work and I had good people around me,” The batter said that is always there for him during the tough times and always supporting him.