Asia Cup 2018: Imam-Ul-Haq to Shred the Tag of Being Inzamam-Ul-Haq's Nephew

Asia Cup 2018: Imam-Ul-Haq to Shred the Tag of Being Inzamam-Ul-Haq’s Nephew

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Imam-ul-Haq. (Credit: Twitter)

There are things in cricket known as comparisons and expectations. Though every individual knew that human being is distinct to each other, people find it something crispy in doing it. Much to the same, the Pakistan opening batsman Imam-Ul-Haq, who often called as the nephew of Inzamam-Ul-Haq wants to get his own identity through Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Meanwhile, the opening batsman isn’t happy with it and wants to get rid of it as quickly as possible. The flamboyant batsman was criticised for being selected in the team ahead of senior campaigner Azhar Ali.

However, he ended all the criticism by knocking four centuries in the span of nine matches.

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Imam-Ul-Haq celebrates his hundred. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

I want to be accepted as Imam-Ul-Haq, not Inzamam-ul-Haq’s Nephew – Imam-Ul-Haq

The stylish southpaw Imam-Ul-Haq reiterated he wants his own identity and then takes pride in being the nephew of the great cricketer. He wants the people to accept him for what he is rather than just being the nephew of Inzamam-Ul-Haq.

Meanwhile, he credited his success to his family for backing him when it mattered the most. He also clarified that he won’t care any criticism till he performs for the country and help the team winning the game.

“I want to be recognized and accepted as Imam-ul-Haq first. And then Inzamam’s nephew. After that, and yes he is my uncle and it’s not my fault,” Imam-Ul-Haq said speaking to reporters in Dubai.

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Inzamam Ul Haq (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

“I have scored 4 hundreds in 9 ODIs and credit goes to my family for their support. To the management as they have also supported me, so what the media says has never mattered to me,” Imam-Ul-Haq asserted.

Virat Kohli’s absence will make a difference – Imam Ul Haq

The southpaw further asserted that he won’t take the pressure of playing against India. He wants to be the same batsman while playing against Hong Kong or India without any trouble.

Further, he spoke on India’s chances without Virat Kohli in the team.

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Virat Kohli to take rest for the Asia Cup 2018. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“All matches are same for me whether its Hong Kong or India; my pressure levels will be the same in all games. There is no psychological advantage from any past games when it comes to India Pakistan games. India is a very good team but the absence of Virat Kohli will make a difference,” Imam-Ul-Haq stated.


“We just want to play aggressive cricket which is how we have been taught. And the performances since Champions Trophy are examples of that. You have to really control your nerves in India Pakistan games as things can easily go against you in such matches,” he inferred.

However, as the nephew of Inzamam-Ul-Haq Imam-Ul-Haq said, the clashes between India and Pakistan will always hold a special place in the game of cricket.

Further, the absence of Kohli might give the opposition an edge, but India has got the required firepower to tackle the opposition in the Asia Cup 2018.


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