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HindustanTimes Fri,28 Nov 2014

Inzamam-ul-Haq
PTI
September 11, 2002
First Published: 18:41 IST(11/9/2002)
Last Updated: 21:38 IST(11/9/2002)

Born: 3 March 1970, Multan

Bats: Right Hand Bat

Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox

Test Debut: Pakistan v England at Birmingham, 1st Test, 1992

ODI Debut: Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, 2nd ODI, 1991/92

This man is all about is all about power. He made his debut against West Indies in 1992. Ever-since he burst on to the International arerna during the World Cup 1992 scoring a 37-ball 60 in the semi-finals against the Black Caps, Inzi has been taken very seriously by all the opponents. He has never looked back since and now this 273-match veteran is rated amongst the best batsmen in the world. He is now the back-bone of Pak line-up which is a responsibility of a lion-hearted person.

A combo of 8712 one-day runs and 5929 in Tests clearly reflects what this man is all about.

Besides power, he has shown enough patience in the longer version of game.In 2001-2002 at Lahore this year against New Zealand, he scored a dazzling 329. The importance of Inzi's feat could be gauged from the fact that only 15 batsmen could climb this peak (300 runs knock) during the 125-year Test cricket history.


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