Imam Ul Haq is the nephew of former Pakistan captain and veteran batsman Inzamam ul Haq. Imam, who made his ODI debut in 2017, has played 11 Tests and 37 ODIs so far.
Edited By Tarun Vats | IANS | Updated: 25 Jul 2020, 06:24:00 PM IST
- Imam ul Haq, nephew of former Pakistan captain and veteran batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq
- Imam ul Haq made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in October 2017.
- The Imam said, he even stopped talking to his family members, did not want to pressure them
- He made a century in debut ODI match, Imam was part of Pakistan's team in 2019 World Cup
Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq suffered from nepotism charges after making a place in the national team. This put a lot of mental pressure on him and he cried in the bathroom. Imam, the nephew of former Pakistan captain and veteran batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in October 2017. Even with Inzamam being the chief selector at the time, he was not helped to get a place in the team.
In a conversation with former Indian wicketkeeper Deepdas Gupta on the Cricinfo show Cricket, Imam said, “When it all started, I ate alone all the time.” This was my first tour and you can understand what the first tour is like. Whenever I opened my phone, people used to tag me on social media or send me a lot of things. I was very disappointed and could not understand anything. '
He said, 'After that I stopped talking to the people of my family because I didn't want to pressure them. I did not want them to know about my problem. I had switched off both my phones and allowed the manager to keep them. It was also said that I cannot take it away from me. '
The Pakistani batsman said, “I remember that I used to cry for hours while bathing in the bathroom that I had not played a single match till now. It is very easy for a young man to doubt himself and go into despair. '
Imam is not alone, he has also been maligned in colorful mood
The 24-year-old batsman said, “One thing that keeps on mind is that till now I have not played for the national team. What if I played and could not do well, then my career would end. I didn't even step out of my room, because I was afraid that people would bother going out, especially when there are a lot of people from the Pakistani community in Dubai. '
Imam got a chance to play in the third match of the series. Imam is the second Pakistani batsman to score a century in his debut ODI. He was also a part of Pakistan's team in the 2019 World Cup. He has played 11 Tests and 37 ODIs so far. He has also scored 7 centuries and 6 half-centuries in ODIs.