A LEGEND THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN: INZAMAM-UL-HAQ
Pakistan is a country where cricket is the only game worthy of a public holiday. The country is known for producing cricketers that are exceptional. These cricketers have made unbeaten world records. They are famous for their innate talent and incomparable skills. Time and again, Pakistan cricket team has come up with players that truly deserve the title ‘Legends’. Among many world class players produced by Pakistan, Inzamam-ul-Haq is of significant importance. Known as Inzy in the world of cricket, the former Pakistan Captain and cricketer is regarded as one of the greatest batsman in the world. The right-hand batsman was famous for making run through fours and sixes as he wasn’t pro the idea of running, or so it is rumored.
Born on 3rd march in 1970 in Multan, Inzamam-ul-Haq was born after four brothers and three sisters. He got married somewhere in the 1990 and is currently enjoying his marital bless along with teaching cricket to his children. In 1985, he was selected to play as an all-rounder for the under 19 team. His performance was exceptional and despite all the talent oozing out authorizes ignored him. This got him on a bus that lead back to Multan. But after a few days, Mushtaq Ahmed, another excellent Pakistani cricketer called him up and told him that a small test session has been arranged with Imran Khan, thus the world class batsman was recognized.
From 1985 to 2014, Inzy has been playing excellent cricket for Multan and from 1996 to 2001, he represented Faisalabad. In late 90’s he played for Rawalpindi and in early 2000s he joined the National Bank of Pakistan Cricket team. In 2006-2007, Inzy was playing for Water and Power Development Authority Cricket team and in 2007 he joined Yorkshire. Again in 2007, he played for Hyderabad Heroes and in 2008 he played for Lahore Badshahs.
This talented Pakistani batsman made his first national test debut on the 4th of June in a match against England. However, he did not get the chance of show his talent, as the match ended making 8 runs and not out. However, in case of his ODI, Inzy did manage to make an impact. His first One Day International match was against West Indies on 22nd November 1991. He made 20 runs in the first match and 60 runs in the second match. His last Test cricket match was played against South Africa on the 5th of October in 2008 and on March 27th, 2007 he played his last ODI again Zimbabwe in which he took three catches. His ODI shirt number was 8.
Inzamam-ul-Haq has played 120 Test matches in which he has scored 8, 830 runs with a batting average of 49.60 and top score of 329 against New Zealand in home town in 2001-02. During his Test career, he has made 25 centuries and 46 half centuries. During his ODI career he made 11, 739 runs in 378 matches. He had a batting average of 39.53 and a top score of 137. He made 10 centuries and 83 three half centuries in course of his ODI career.