Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag spoke highly of legendary Pakistan batter Inzamam-ul-Haq and termed him Asia’s greatest middle-order batter.
Sehwag during an interview on a YouTube channel, said everyone heaps praise on Sachin Tendulkar’s greatness but Inzamam was on the other level.
“Inzi Bhai was so sweet. Everyone talks about Tendulkar but I believe that Inzamam was the biggest middle-order batter in Asia,” he stated.
Virender Sehwag continued to laud Inzamam-ul-Haq by mentioning his ability to remain composed in tense run chases where his team needed around eight runs per over.
“Tendulkar was out of batters’ league, he was above it. But, Inzamam was best in middle-order. I am talking about 2003-04 when an average of around eight was just an imagination. Teams used to panic in such situations but Inzamam at that time used to stay calm while scoring runs at an average of around eight,” he added.
Besides his orthodox batting skills, Inzamam-ul-Haq, one of his exceptional strength was his match-finishing abilities and he showcased them on multiple occasions by steering his side to glory after a tricky run chase.
Inzamam-ul-Haq represented Pakistan in 120 Tests and scored 8,830 runs at a brilliant average of 49.60, with the help of 25 centuries and 46 half-centuries.
He also played 378 matches, scoring 11,739 runs at an average of 39.52. Inzamam-ul-Haq also has 10 centuries and 83 fifties to his name amid his decorated white-ball career.
His consistent performances in the formats propelled him to be considered one of the finest batters in Pakistan.
Furthermore, Inzamam-ul-Haq is also Pakistan’s all-time leading run-scorer, having accumulated 20,541 runs across formats over the course of his 16-year-long career.
The legendary batter also served as the chief selector of Pakistan men’s cricket team and amid his tenure, Pakistan lifted the Champions Trophy 2017 title under Sarfaraz Ahmed’s captaincy.—INP