We played for the team, whereas Indian batsman who were better on paper played for themselves – Inzamam-ul-Haq

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Inzamam-ul-Haq was a great player for Pakistan and even though he wasn’t the fittest chicken, it was his lazy elegance and the extra bit of time he had to play his strokes that caught the eye of Imran Khan and led to his inclusion in the Pakistani team. The former Pakistan captain recently speaking on Ramiz Raja’s YouTube channel made a stunning statement regarding Indian batsman of his day and age.

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The right-hander said “During my playing days, India’s team had a superior batting record on paper. But even if we made a 30 or 40, it used to be for the team. When one of them got a 100, it wasn’t for the team, it was for himself. That was the difference between us.” The man from Multan further talked about the need for the captain backing his players to the hilt and cited the example of Imran Khan.

9He went on to say “Imran Khan 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 gave his own example, that in the 1992 World Cup even when he was struggling, Imran backed him and eventually Inzy played a match-winning knock in the crucial semi-finals encounter against New Zealand.

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