PAK vs WI Live Update: Imam-ul-Haq, the opening batsman for Pakistan, has been a mainstay in the one-day squad for quite some time and will soon participate in his 50th ODI for his nation. The fact that he will be making his debut for Pakistan on the turf of his hometown stadium in Multan makes the occasion much more momentous.
Imam, who is now 26 years old, recounted how he used to watch his uncle, the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Inzamam-ul-Haq, dominate bowling attacks in Multan. The left-handed batsman is looking forward to the opportunity to play in the inaugural one-day international of series that will take place against the West Indies.
PAK vs WI Live Update: Imam-ul-Haq expresses his feelings about playing his first match in his hometown
The following is what Imam-ul-Haq had to say about the momentous event when he was asked about it in a video that was shared on Twitter by Pakistan Cricket:
“My chachu (Inzamam-ul-Haq) always played here. Consequently, I couldn’t be more thrilled to play my debut match (for Pakistan) here. I was born in this city, and even as I was walking home from the bus station, I found myself thinking about how different things were when I was a kid. As a result, this is a really exciting time for me, and I can’t wait till it arrives!”
There were good times and bad times, but overall, I had a lot of fun: Imam-ul-Haq on ODI career so far
Imam-ul-Haq didn’t always receive the attention he deserved, even though he could always help Pakistan become successful. Many people had the misconception that the only reason he was selected for the Pakistan team was that Inzamam was serving as the chairman of selectors at the time.
On the other hand, the 26-year-old player noted that the support of his teammates has been a key factor in the success that he has had in his career so far. He remarked that
“As I am about to participate in my 50th one-day international (ODI), I would want to express my gratitude to everyone, but particularly to my teammates. You may pick up a lot of useful life lessons from playing cricket. There were peaks and lows, as well as both praise and criticism. But I’ve had a lot of fun. The other players in my squad have helped to make that fun even better.”
After clean sweeping the Netherlands, the revamped West Indies will be looking to put in another outstanding performance when they play Pakistan.