Inzamam-ul-Haq is a great batsman not only in Pakistan but also in the world of cricket. The history of cricket is incomplete without a mention of his accomplishments. He is the youngest of five siblings born on March 3, 1970, in Multan. This is a famous city in Pakistan and the land of the saints due to religious and Syed family connections. The tendency towards religion is very high in this city. Inzamam’s father Pir Nizam-ul-Haq is a good and virtuous man.
His ancestors are from the city of Hisar in East Punjab, India, where the elders of his family used to do Peri Muridi. Inzamam family is related to Pir Jamaluddin Hansi, the first caliph of Hazrat Baba Farid-ud-Din Ganj Shukr. His family initially settled in Okara after the Partition of India. But lack of educational facilities and colleges here, so in 1960, anticipating the future, the elders of the family decided to move to Multan.
What Arrives Multan Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. Pierre Muridi’s series continued here as well. As a child, Inzamam-ul-Haq was obsessed with flying kites and playing football. Bathing together in the canal in the company of friends was also one of his favorite hobbies. Mango orchards used to fall on the way. It was also common to break mangoes from Mali’s grip.
Inzamam-ul-Haq was so active in running as a child that Mali could never catch him but when he started playing cricket seriously. He could not show much intelligence in his studies because he spent a lot of time in sports and mischief. Until matriculation, the only thing that was firm in my mind was that playing and jumping are life, but later I realized this.
He said that success in any field could not be achieved without education. Sports and jumping are extra things you think of in childhood. There is no substitute for blessings. Man can never forget the memories of his childhood because in childhood man is free from all worries.
Therefore as soon as man reaches puberty, the burden of responsibilities removes man’s mischief and frivolity. Then belonging to a family of landlords and peasants, there was no hindrance on the part of the parents to play cricket, but the strictness of the parents to offer prayers remained in place.
It is also a question of how Inzamam-ul-Haq got interested in playing cricket. In response, Inzamam-ul-Haq says that his elder brother Intezar-ul-Haq has played first-class cricket and he practices daily wearing colorful T-shirts and tracksuits. Inzamam became interested in playing cricket after seeing him. He joined Combined Cricket Club Multan.
Later, he also played for Government Muslim High School for four years. Thanks to the hard work and efforts of Mehr Haq, the sports in-charge teacher of the school. Thanks to the development of your skills in the field of cricket. When the Combined Cricket Club organized the All Multan Cricket Tournament, he was declared the best player of the tournament for his excellent bowling as a slow left-arm bowler.
After that, he had the opportunity to play first-class cricket. As a Spanish bowler, he took 32 wickets in the first-class season. A cricket camp was set up at Manto Park Lahore under the coaching of Test umpire Mian Muhammad Aslam. Inzamam-ul-Haq on his instructions and fully shifted his focus only on batting.
But the training point of Inzamam-ul-Haq life was the first first-class match against Youth Center Karachi in which he did not score a century but scored three centuries in three consecutive matches despite Inzamam-ul-Haq name being included in the list of the first 87 players.
Inzamam-ul-Haq was selected for the Youth World Cup to be held in Australia due to his excellent performance. This was Inzamam-ul-haq’s first foreign tour with the Pakistan youth team. Mushtaq Ahmed, Basit Ali, and Aqib Javed were also on the same team. Inzamam-ul-Haq scored the highest score for Pakistan in the Youth World Cup.
It was not even in Inzamam-ul-haq’s mind that he would be included in the Pakistan national cricket team, but he kept an eye on the uncrowned king of the cricket world and all-time great cricketer Imran Khan. Imran Khan was the reason for the arrival of Inzamam-ul-Haq on the national team. His excellent coaching brought Inzamam-ul-Haq to the forefront.
Probably the reason was that Inzamam-ul-Haq all in two or three consecutive domestic seasons. Inzamam-ul-Haq was ignored by the selectors but Imran Khan called Inzamam-ul-Haq to Lahore at the request of Waqar Younis and Mushtaq. The first meeting with Imran Khan was at his home in Lahore. On the other hand, when Inzamam-ul-Haq gave a batting trial in front of Imran, left spinner Iqbal Sikandar bowled cleanly twice due to nervousness, but the encouragement from Waqar Younis and Mushtaq Ahmed encouraged Inzamam-ul-Haq.
While Imran Khan was also impressed by Inzamam-ul-Haq batting. Two months after the trial, the West Indies team came to Pakistan in 1990-91, Inzamam-ul-Haq was included in the Pakistani team. Inzamam-ul-Haq started his career as an opener against West Indies and scored 60 runs in the first match while the left-arm slow bowler also took the first wicket of Brian Lara.
The second match was at Inzamam-ul-haq’s home ground Multan Stadium. He scored a magnificent century while also scoring a century in the fourth ODI match played in Rawalpindi. Inzamam-ul-Haq success in the world of cricket depends on the maturity of will, hard work, dedication, perseverance, and a cool mind. There is no doubt that this great batsman of the world when he is showing the essence of batting in the field of cricket, gets angry with the opposing bowlers.
When this Inzamam-ul-Haq is out of the ground, his charming speech makes others his own. His contemporary batsmen include Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara and the history of cricket recognizes Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sachin Tendulkar, and Brian Lara as the greatest batsmen of their time.
However, in terms of batting, Inzamam Al-Haq has a significant lead over his contemporary batsmen. On numerous occasions when the Pakistani team was facing defeat, Inzamam-ul-Haq stood as a leaden wall in front of the bowlers and turned the defeat into victory.
Therefore, he has also been called a man of crisis. When Inzamam-ul-Haq appeared on the international cricket horizon, there was a stir. This was the time when Sachin Tendulkar gained international fame due to his excellent batting. However, Inzamam-ul-Haq soon made his mark in the world of cricket through his aggressive batting. Inzamam-ul-haq’s performance in the 1992 World Cup made Pakistan’s cricketing dream come true.
In the semi-finals and final of the tournament, Inzamam-ul-Haq batted so hard that Imran Khan and his team won the World Cup final in Melbourne against England. At the time, Inzamam-ul-Haq was only 22 years old. Imran Khan did not use any malice in praising this young cricketer. He openly stated that Inzamam-ul-Haq is currently the most talented cricketer in the world. In the years to come, Inzamam-ul-Haq made Imran Khan’s prediction come true.
According to former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja, “Inzamam-ul-Haq is second to none in playing positive cricket. Early in his career, when he took to the field to bat, he took a look at the field and developed an action plan in his mind.” No field setting in the world could stand in the way of Inzamam-ul-Haq’s formidable batting. Inzamam-ul-Haq rose to fame overnight from the 1992 World Cup.
Inzamam continues to impress cricket fans and the experts are amazed by his batting skills. He proved that the innings played during the World Cup were not just a coincidence. He also scored two consecutive centuries in two consecutive matches of 40 overs against Sri Lanka before the world cup. Inzamam-ul-Haq did not look impressed with the fast bowlers at any stage of his life.
He played countless aggressive innings against all the fast and spin bowlers in the world. Seeing him play, cricket fans thought of Vivian Richard as crossing the boundary line at the speed of every short shot coming out of his bat. So, even though he had a very gentle temperament in practical life; very few oppressive and brave batsmen like him came to the field.
Filled with confidence, he is a natural stroke player. In addition to simple strokes, he also opened pull shots and hook shots with great ease. Along with batsmen of international importance, he was an intelligent and successful captain.
Also, he was also dubbed the “Big Man”. Under his captaincy, a total of 89 ODIs were played, of which 52 were won by Pakistan. In Test cricket, he scored 25 centuries, caught 81 catches, and scored 8830 runs in 120 matches. His average score in Test cricket is 49. His maximum score was 329 against New Zealand at Lahore. While in ODIs he played 378 matches, batted in 350 innings, and scored 11,739 runs including 10 centuries and 83 half-centuries. He caught 113 catches and 53 not out.
These figures speak volumes about the brilliant career of a great player. An important quality of Inzamam-ul-Haq batting was his balance. With the help of this balance, he continued to play all kinds of bowling with great confidence and courage. International commentators have always said of him that he tests the ball too early and plays it too late. This is a technique that very few batsmen in the world have.
In ODI cricket, Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 83 half-centuries, a world record not long ago, but Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar broke it in the series against Australia (Future Cup Series). However, the Inzamam-ul-Haq record is more important in the sense that he batted much lower than Tendulkar and his career includes 28 ODIs in which he did not get a chance to bat.
Inzamam-ul-Haq is undoubtedly one of the most prominent and match-winning Pakistani batsmen. According to the famous Indian cricketer Vishwanath, the brilliant innings played by Inzamam-ul-Haq at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore which cannot be forgotten by the Indian people and cricket experts for years. This was the time when Pakistan had lost the first match of the series and in case of losing the second match; there was a fear of losing the entire series.
Inzamam-ul-Haq came on the field to bat at a time when Pakistan’s two valuable wickets had fallen to just seven runs. This was the 100th test of Inzamam-ul-Haq life. Conditions were looking very unfavorable for the Pakistani team. Indian bowlers especially Balaji had taken a wicket on the first ball of the first over while Irfan Pathan had taken another wicket in the second over and had dealt a severe mental shock to Pakistan.
At that moment, Inzi decided to do something else. He started batting with his traditional restraint and started an innings which can undoubtedly be termed a brilliant innings played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. He continued to bat with great patience and endurance, unaware of the gravity of the situation as well as the great strokes all around. All the strength and skill of the Indian bowlers were in front of Inzamam-ul-Haq. In this unprecedented innings, Inzamam-ul-Haq did
Inzamam-ul-Haq’s biggest success as captain came in 2005 when the Pakistani team took on a very confident England team. The England team was intoxicated with its achievements as not long ago the England team had beaten the unbeaten team of Australia badly in the Ashes series and now it seemed that by beating Pakistan too, England would rule the world of cricket.
But Inzamam-ul-Haq, through his unparalleled performance and intelligent captaincy, shattered the confidence of English cricketers. This was the same series in which Pakistan was accused of ball-tampering. During the Test match played at the Oval, umpire Daryl Hair accused Pakistan of tampering with the ball, but Inzamam-ul-Haq refused to accept the false accusation.
A unique event in the history of cricket took place on this day when Inzamam-ul-Haq walked off the ground with his team. Gone and the umpire declared this match Forfeit. Little did anyone know that the controversy would turn into an international scandal in a matter of days, prompting the ICC to take action against the biased umpire Daryl Hair, thus justifying Inzamam-ul-Haq decision.
Inzamam-ul-Haq, who rose to prominence overnight from the 1992 World Cup, stunned cricket fans and pundits with his outstanding performances in the future and proved that the innings played during the World Cup was not a mere coincidence. Was similarly, in two 40-over matches against Sri Lanka, he scored two consecutive centuries and continued his winning streak. As well as being a batsman of international importance, he was also an intelligent and successful captain. Slap’s specialist fielders recognized that the speed of the ball is like that of a bullet coming out of a pistol.
Inzamam-ul-Haq was heavily criticized after his worst defeat against Ireland in the 2007 World Cup. As captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq also faced allegations such as match-fixing and there were rumors that Pakistani players continued to preach during the World Cup instead of practicing. In response to this, the Inzamam-ul-Haq position is that we have the misconception that whoever started the five daily prayers or tried to find peace in religion should leave all and go out into the jungles.
Islam is a complete religion and guides us in all spheres of life. I belong to a religious family, so thankfully their tendency has been towards religion since childhood, as far as preaching is concerned, they have been paying attention to this for a long time. I went to different cities for preaching which gave them spiritual peace of mind. Prayer, fasting, and religion have their place, but I can’t imagine staying away from cricket
Later, the committee investigating the poor performance in the World Cup also criticized Inzamam-ul-Haq style of captaincy, on which he announced his retirement from ODI cricket, but also said that he would continue to play Test cricket. Later, in the first Test match against South Africa in 2007, the selection committee did not include Inzamam-ul-Haq in the list of Test players. He was disappointed and said that he would retire from Test cricket after the second test.
Inzamam-ul-Haq was just six runs behind Javed Miandad’s all-time career runs, so it was expected that he would break Javed Miandad’s record while batting but when he was four runs away he put forward a brilliant short. Inzamam-ul-Haq, the greatest batsman in the world of cricket, retired from ODI and Test cricket, but he was replaced by former wicketkeeper Moin Khan.
At Khan’s insistence, he joined the Indian Cricket League and took over the captaincy of the Lahore Badshah team. Last year too, all the players of the team that played under the captaincy of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the ICL tournament played a great game and won all the opening matches easily without any defeat but they lost in the final.
This time, after losing the first three matches, unfortunately, the Lahore Badshah team under the leadership of Inzamam-ul-Haq not only won a significant lead in the pool matches but also won the final in a brilliant manner and proved it invincible. Surprisingly, the Lahore Badshah team includes harassed and unpopular Pakistani players from the Pakistan Cricket Board, including Imran Nazir, Imran Farhat, Rana Naveed, Shahid Nazir, Azhar Mehmood, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Hasan Raza, and Shabbir Ahmed. All the players played with Lahore Badshah.
It would not be wrong to say that this honor and respect were undoubtedly bestowed on the King of Lahore by the brilliant leadership of Inzamam-ul-Haq. In this way, it can be said that Inzamam-ul-Haq has proved by his excellent personal performances and excellent leadership in both the ICL series that he was forced to retire from the Pakistani cricket team due to his insulting behavior.
He was abused when Sachin Tendulkar, a contemporary of Inzamam-ul-Haq, has scored several centuries after being out of form for a long time and played a key role in the Indian team’s victory over Australia. How unfortunate we are having great captains like Inzamam-ul-Haq and the king of aggressive batting has been lost.
Of course, the Pakistan Cricket Board could not give Inzamam-ul-Haq the status that this great player deserved. But the history of the world of cricket; is never without mentioning this great captain and a great player. He is currently the Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The flag of success is seen guarding every country of India. Inzamam-ul-Haq at Wikipedia. Read More – Muhammad Zahid – Extraordinary Talent Vanished into Dark