Inzamam ul-Haq is known as inzi as he was one of the best cricket captains of Pakistan. Inzamam leads the Pakistan cricket team for a long time and was one of the successful captains. Not only Pakistan Inzamam ul Haq regarded as one of the best and great batsmen in cricket history. He played such great innings which led him towards great batsman of all time. If you look at one-day international inzmam is the highest run scorer. Even in test match cricket, Inzamam is the3rd highest run scorer of Pakistan.
Inzi used to be captain of Pakistan cricket team and his period time was 2003 – 2007. And within this time he had just led the team towards great victories.
People of the whole world or cricket lovers started to know Inzamam ul Haq since1992world cup cricket and the semi-final of that tournament. You can watch the highlights of that match here. After the 2003 cricket world cup he has played really great that’s why he was appointed as the captain of a cricket team. When Pakistan get an early exit from the cricket world cup 2007 Inzamam retired from the cricket as captain and player. His last match was against Zimbabwe in that world cup.
After Inzamam ul Haq retired from the international cricket he started to play it in India. Icl launched t20 cricket tournament and Inzamam was the captain of Hyderabad heroes. In the 2nd edition of it, Inzamam played and was captain of Lahore Badshah. In Lahore, badsha Inzamam took most of the Pakistani cricketers. Do you know Inzamam was appointed as the Pakistan chief selector in April 2016?
A glimpse of the personal life of Inzamam
Inzamam ul-Haq was born on 3rd March 1970 in the state of Multan in Pakistan. Most of the time he is called as sultan of Multan because their family is one of the landlords of Multan. The height of it is 6 feet 1 inch which is approx 1.85 cm.he is one of the best right-hand batsmen. Inzi did not bowl many times but he is also a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. Inzamam married a woman named kashifa and they have one son named Ibtisam ul Haq.
The international career of Inzamam ul Haq
One day international
Inzamam ul-Haq was one of the greatest and legend batsmen of all time. Even in one-day internationals, he is the highest run scorer of Pakistan cricket team. He was debuted in 1991 against the west indies and scored in two matches he played. Score 1st two matches in played were 20 and 60 runs. Before the selection in1992 world cup Inzamam was not able to get any popularity. During the 1992world cup, he was in his rising time. Throughout the tournament, he played in various positions to win it for Pakistan. People noticed him paying indifferent conditions and positions. Even whenever he played he was great. He has delivered such great innings in crucial stages of the matches.
In the semi-final against NewZealand Pakistan chased down 262 runs and Inzamam scored60 runs in 37 balls only. That one of the great innings led Pakistan towards final. Inzamam hits a great six and that six was called as the shot of the tournament.
In the final of world cup 1992 he has also scored 42 runs in 25 balls. After that match, he was named as the big game player.
Inzamam ul-Haq has played 278 one day international matches and scored 11739 runs. the time highest score of 137, his batting average was 39.53. inzamam has the landlords almost 10 times, on the other hand, he has made 83 half centuries. Inzamam ODI debut was against the west indies in 1991 in Pakistan. Inzamam played his last ODI against Zimbabwe in 2007.
Test career of Inzamam ul Haq
Inzamam was debuted against the England cricket in Edgbaston in 1992. He scored only 8 runs in the 1st test match innings even he was dropped in the last test match. Pakistan won that series by 2-1.
Inzamam worked hard had a great comeback in test series against Australia. He played such memorable knock against Australia by scoring 58 runs with the tail end batsman. That inning led Pakistan towards a series win by 1-0. In 1995 ICC number 1 batsman award goes to Inzamam ul Haq. Until his retirement, he was among the top 20 batsmen of all time in all formats even I have chosen him as the top 10 batsmen of all time. In 1996 Inzamam made some great batting against the sim and swing bowling. In that two matches, Inzamam scored 148, 70, 65 and 5 runs. In 2001-2002 against NewZealand Inzamam played his highest score in a single match which is 329.
In his 100test, Inzamam also made a century which made him 5th batsman of the world who made that record.
Inzamam ul Haq has played 120 test matches and 200 innings. Inzamam has scored 8830 runs with the average 49 runs. Inzamam ul Haq has made 25 centuries in test cricket and made 46 half centuries.
How he played
Inzamam ul-Haq played as hard hitter batsman in Pakistan. He was tall enough to hook or pull the bowlers out of the ground. He was one of the best hard hitters of all time too. Most of the time he played in front feet and his footwork was totally great. Whether it is spin bowling or pace bowling Inzamam was in his feet to score some runs. Sometimes he played down the track some time he made some superb hooks. Because of his great techniques, he was called the “best batsman of the world against pace balling”.
Inzamam as captain
Inzamam played as Pakistan cricket team captain for several years. Under his captaincy, Pakistan played 31 test matches. Pakistan won in 11 test matches while they lost 11 other tests and 9 test match was drawn.
If you look at odi Inzamam led Pakistan in 87 ODI matches. Among those 87 ODI matches Pakistan won 51 matches and lost 33 matches. Winning ratio is captain is 60%. Inzamam played one t20 match and led the team towards the win.
Inzamam started to follow Islamic rules and totally changed his life after 2006-07. Usually, Inzamam ul Haq started to work under the table Jamat and tabling Jamat is working worldwide to spread Islam.