Published On: Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

Inzamam supported Misbah to carry on captaincy



Inzamamul Haq, who is Pakistan’s chief selector, has supported Test team captain Misbahul Haq to carry on as the leader of the team.

The 42-year-old, who is Pakistan’s much victorious captain in the greatest set-up of the game, previously disclosed his objectives of retiring from international cricket later than the England series back in 2015, but altered his plans subsequent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) advised him to carry on captaining the Test side in 2016, where the team will have away series in England, New Zealand and Australia.


Inzamam, who continues Pakistan’s much-limited performer, stated that age does not have any issue on the condition that the player is as fit as Misbah, and considers that no one should be astonished if the 42-year-old carries on to stand for the Green Caps for some time in the upcoming future. The 46 year old Inzamam who also known as Inzi stated that “I don’t think age is of any consequence or matter if someone is as fit and motivated as Misbah in professional cricket,” Inzamam, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen ever, continued by saying that “The way he [Misbah] is playing now and looking at his fitness levels, no one should be surprised to see him around in Pakistan cricket for coming tours and series.’’ He further added ‘His experience, leadership and batting form will continue to prove invaluable for Pakistan in the coming months.”


Inzamam, who as well captained the team from 2004 to 2007, supported his chosen players for the tour to bounce back from a devastating 330 runs beat in the second Test at Old Trafford, and execute better in the further two matches of the series. He told “I firmly believe this team has a lot of talent and can bounce back in the two Tests,” he continued adding that “Most of the players are playing in a test series in England for the first time in their lives.

Inzamam, who rose to fame in the semi-final of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, in which he scored 60 off 37 balls against a strong New Zealand team. His strong batting performance also propelled Pakistan to victory in the final of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, further continued “So I am not disheartened by the second test defeat because better touring sides than us have come to England and struggled in these conditions.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.