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Indian players used to play for them selves instead of team: Inzamam

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

24th Apr, 2020. 01:28 am
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Indian players used to play for them selves instead of team: Inzamam

Former captain of the national cricket team Inzamam-ul-Haq has claimed that in his time, India was stronger than the Pakistani team on paper but in reality Indian players scored more runs for their personal records than the team.

Talking on former national team captain Rameez Raja’s YouTube channel, Inzamam-ul-Haq spoke in detail about the main differences between the Pakistan and Indian teams in his time when he was playing the cricket.

When asked about the current players of the national team, the former captain replied that if after every series the player feels insecure about his selection then player will never be able to perform with his full potential.

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“When we played against India, their team was much stronger than ours on paper, but if our players scored 30-40 runs, they played for the team. However, even if the Indian players scored a century,” he said. They only played for them selves or to make new records and that was the main difference between the two teams.

He said that Imran Bhai [Imran Khan] as a captain, did not know the technicalities but he knew the art of getting the best out of a player, he was very supportive of the young players and believed in them which made him a great captain.

Inzamam, who has scored more than 20,000 runs in international cricket for Pakistan, said that if a player failed in a series, Imran Khan would not drop him from the team because he believed in giving the player full opportunities and that is why everyone in the team respected him.

Stressing on the importance of giving full confidence and support to the player, he said that if any player feels that his place in the team is in danger, he will put the team behind him and start playing for himself.

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