Inzamam ul Haq, the former Pakistani player, and chief selector has claimed on former Indian players that they used to play for themselves whereas, Pakistani batsmen used to play for their country.
Inzamam who recently has retired from the post of chief selector has taken a dig at Indians calling their cricket selfish and heaped praise on Pakistani batsmen. He said that even if Pakistani players scored 30 or 40 runs, they were for the sake of their homeland, and Indians always used to go fo hundred which means they wanted credits for their own.
“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 said during the chat with Ramiz.
Pakistan and India have never been on good terms in cricket. Even the players have always slammed each other may it be Sehwag and Shoaib or Afridi and Gambhir. The controversies among both the nations are still continued since their independence which now has stepped in cricket. Inzamam has previously passed on such comments and now he has targetted Indian former cricketers claiming their knock as played for themselves; not for their homeland.
Inzamam via Ramiz's YouTube "When we played against India, their batting was more powerful than ours on paper. But the difference was, our batsmen played for the team, but for India, even if their batsmen scored a century, they played for themselves & not the team" #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 23, 2020
Inzamam ul Haq also applauded Imran Khan with praise and said he was a captain who knew how to utilize best out of his players. Imran Khan had led the side in 1992 World Cup when Pakistan defeated England and he is now termed as the perfect Pakistani captain Pakistan Cricket has ever gotten.
“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,” he added.