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I wonder why we're labelled weak

PTI | ByInzamam-ul-Haq
Mar 04, 2005 04:13 PM IST

Not many Pakistani captains have had the privilege of leading the national team on a full tour to India, writes current skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Touring India is not new to me. I have come to India many times mostly to play cricket or on personal work, and each time I have discovered new things during my stay here. This time when we landed in New Delhi and I still felt both excitement and expectations building up inside me, I was not surprised. After all, this is not just another trip across the border. It is a very special occasion, a rare honour for a humble cricketer like me.

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Not many Pakistan captains have had the privilege of leading the National team on a full tour of India. When I came here last time with the team, it was for a one-off match in Kolkata. Now we are here for a whole series and it's an entirely different feeling.

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The temperature in Delhi and Lahore is usually the same at this time of the year. The warmth of Indian hospitality enveloped us as soon as we landed here. It felt nice to renew old acquaintances and catch up with friends and relatives before leaving for Dharamsala.

I must say we were stunned by the scenic beauty of the place. The boys let out a collective gasp as soon as they stepped out of the aircraft. The snow-capped mountains, the chill and a light drizzle all added to make the scenario pictureperfect. International cricket in the sub-continent is mostly played in towns and cities so cricketers end up visiting places like Mumbai, Kolkata, Karachi and Lahore time and again on successive tours.

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