Imran Khan didn’t like to see any player sitting on benches during practice sessions: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq made his debut under Imran Khan's captaincy.

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Imran Khan
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Imran Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistan cricketer was one of the best hitters of the ball during his cricketing days. He played along with some of the great players in cricket history like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and many more. However, he made his debut under Imran Khan, who was the skipper of the team at that time. Recently, he has opened up on his early days and how strict was Imran Khan during the practice sessions.

The 49-year-old bid adieu to international cricket back in 2007. He is among the best batsmen and skippers that Pakistan has ever produced in its cricketing history. He amassed 11,739 runs in ODIs and 8830 runs in Tests with 35 tons and 129 half-centuries across all the formats. The veteran was also the second player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals. Inzamam also led his national team in 87 ODIs and 31 Tests with 51 wins in the former and 11 wins in the latter.


Inzamam-ul-Haq opines on Imran Khan’s behaviour

In a recent interview, Inzamam-ul-Haq said that Imran Khan used to hate if any player was spotted during the practice sessions. He also recited that the sessions used to long last for three to four hours and there were benches at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. But, the skipper didn’t like the players sitting on them.

“Let me tell you something interesting about Prime Minister Imran Khan. There used to be benched at the Gaddafi Stadium when we were practising. Our practice used to be two to three hours long but during that time Imran would not want to see any player sitting on those benches,” Inzamam said as quoted by Pak Passion.

It is well known that Imran Khan is one of the best skippers in Pakistan’s history. He also led to them to their maiden World Cup title back in 1992. But, after that, the Men in Green have never won the World Cup trophy.

Earlier this year, Inzamam was stepped down from the post of Pakistan‘s chief selector. There were strong reports that he wanted a year extension but following Men in Green’s inability to qualify into the semi-final, PCB was forced to remove and appoint Misbah ul Haq at that post.

But since his departure, Pakistan cricket team form is on its descendant. They have lost back to back two T20I series and they are currently playing their first Test series after the commencement of ICC Test Championship. They have lost the 1st game against Australia by a margin of an innings and 5 runs. Now, they are involved in the 2nd Test at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.