Inzamam-ul-Haq is a former international Pakistan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and left-arm slow spinner.
Inzamam-ul-Haq is from the hometown of Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. He is the most famous leading player in the Pakistan team.
Inzamam-ul-Haq started playing cricket at a young age and joined the home club. He played many games in domestic cricket. After a few years of play, he got selected in the national team.
Inzamam-ul-Haq played the first ODI debut match against West Indies on 1991 and scored only 20 runs from 29 balls. But in the next game, he scored his first maiden half-century off 91 balls.
In the subsequent matches against Sri Lanka, Inzamam-ul-Haq showed an excellent play and secured the first maiden century of 101 from 121 deliveries.
Inzamam-ul-Haq played the first debut test game on June 1992 against England which he scored eight runs from 14 balls. Later in the second match, he scored the first maiden half-century.
Inzamam-ul-Haq scored the first maiden century against West Indies in May 1993. Later, he scored the double century on test match against Sri Lanka which is Inzamam-ul-Haq’s second-best high score in the test.
Next, Inzamam-ul-Haq scored the highest runs of 329 from 436 balls on May 2002 and second highest test high score by a Pakistan cricketer. He continued the excellent style of batting and as well as slow bowling in test cricket which has credited many victories for the team.
On the overall, Inzamam-ul-Haq has played 120 test games in which he had secured 8830 runs, 25 centuries, 46 half-centuries and a batting average of 49.60.
Besides the Test games, Inzamam-ul-Haq played very well in ODI also. Although he had some ups and down in playing, Inzamam-ul-Haq extended his batting. Even in the World cup of 1992, his batting helpful in increasing the runs for the Pakistan team by scoring 42 runs from 35 balls. Also, Pakistan won the World cup by 22 runs.
Inzamam-ul-Haq has played 378 ODI games in which he obtained 11,739 runs, ten centuries, 83 half-centuries and a batting average of 39.52. He also had the ODI high score of 137 runs.
In 2007, after the world cup games, Inzamam-ul-Haq announced the retirement from the ODI and also as a test captain.
Other than the international matches, he also played in the domestic crickets such as First-class Pakistani cricket, English County Cricket, and Indian Cricket League. In ICL, he played for the Hyderabad Heroes team.
- Has a record of picking up the wicket from the first ball of his cricket career.
- Has the record of 83 half-centuries in ODI.
- Second cricketer to cross 10,000 runs in ODI.