Pakistan batter Imam ul Haq was excited to be playing in his home ground for the first time at an international level when his team goes up against West Indies in a 3-match ODI series.
Imam also recalled the times when his uncle and former Pakistan batting legend, Inzamam ul Haq, played here and he had kept his eyes glued to the TV while growing up.
“I have always seen my chachu (uncle (Inzamam-ul-Haq)) play here. So I am very excited to play my first match (for Pakistan) here. I have been born here and even while coming from the bus, I was remembering how things were in my childhood. So It is a really nice moment for me and I am looking forward to it,” Imam said in a video posted by Pakistan Cricket on Twitter.
“There were highs, lows, as well as criticism” – Imam ul Haq
Imam will be stepping out for his 50th ODI and the 26-year-old looked back on his journey so far. He said there were quite a few low periods but he has pulled through and enjoys being part of the national team.
“I would like to thank everyone and especially my teammates as I am going to play my 50th ODI. The game of cricket teaches you a lot of things. There were highs, lows, as well as criticism. But I have enjoyed a lot and my teammates have made me enjoy it even more,” Imam added.
Imam has been on a good run of late and he will be hoping to continue piling on the runs against the. There are Super League points at stake with both teams desperate to qualify automatically for next year’s ODI World Cup in India.
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