Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has accused the former Indian players of being selfish. The batting legend played in an era where Pakistan did better than India and had the bragging rights of the famous rivalry. Recalling those days, Inzamam-ul-Haq said that Indian batsmen were more focused on their personal records.
Speaking with Rameez Raja on his YouTube show, Inzamam-ul-Haq said that despite the fact that India’s batting order was more powerful on paper, Pakistan’s batsmen always contributed for the team and hence, they were able to topple India consistently.
“When we played against India, their batting was more powerful than us on paper. But even our batsmen scored 30 or 40 runs, it was for the team, but for India, even if they scored 100 runs, they played for themselves. So, that was the difference between the two sides,” Inzamam-ul-Haq said during the chat show.
Inzamam-ul-Haq further lavished praise on his first Pakistan captain Imran Khan. The ex-batsman said that while Imran Khan was not a very tactical and technical captain, he was one of the most successful and respected leaders because he backed his players and always knew how to get the best out of his players.
He recalled the 1992 World Cup campaign when he was not performing to his potential and yet, Imran kept backing him to do well. The right-hander repaid the faith with a superb innings of 60 from just 37 balls against New Zealand in the semifinal. In the final match against England, he scored 42 runs from just 35 balls.
“Imran (bhai) was not a very technical captain, but he knew how to get the most out of his players. He backed the young players, he backed the players he believed in and this made him a great captain,” said Inzamam-ul-Haq.
“He would not drop any player if he failed in one series as he believed in giving the player a long rope and this the biggest reason why everyone in the side respected him so much,” he added.