انضمام الحق کا انوکھا بولنگ ریکارڈ، جسے کم ہی لوگ جانتے ہیں

Inzamam Ul Haq the former Pakistani skipper and middle order batsman was always considered to be a batsman. This is true as well because Inzamam never bowled a lot and has got a very limited bowling record. His bowling action was very dubious and hence he refrained from bowling most of the times.  But at the same time Inzamam has a record to his name which is with the ball and not bat. Inzamam took the wicket of legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara back in a game in Faisalabad. The thing about this wicket which made it a record was that it was the first ball of his career. Inzamam took out Lara with the maiden ball he bowled. Now this was absolutely crazy for Inzamam and for team Pakistan. Lara was batting on 45 and was looking well settled. Pakistani skipper made a change in the plans and Inzamam came out to bowl and straight away got this prized wicket.

Inzamam could have bowled regularly but his interest in bowling was not there. He was never a fitness freak. His running between the wickets is something the whole cricket world knows about. He was a bulky fellow hence bowling was something which Inzamam would have never liked and that is pretty much understandable as well. He was a batting guru and there is no denial in it. He was one of the best number three batsman for Pakistan and had a style of his own. He was a hard hitter of the cricket ball and could have never made it to the international cricket if there was no Imran Khan there for him. It was Imran Khan who saw him in the nets and next year took this young bulky kid straight to Australia New Zealand for the 1992 world cup.

Inzamam did get reported for bowling with a dubious action. There was a jerk in his bowling action. It was very much apparent and one could easily calculate that jerk in his arm while he used to bowl. He bowled an ugly over in an ODI match and that was it for Inzamam. After that one over him was never seen bowling despite playing for more than ten years. Inzamam got the idea that bowling was not his field at all not even for a couple of overs to give the main bowlers a rest. He never bowled again but his over became a part of the records and on the social media there is the footages of this over present as well. Inzamam does not like to talk much about his bowling knowing that he failed in that department but when it comes to batting Pakistani cricket has not been able to produce a batsman like him after he got retired. Inzamam was a batting champion for that matter.

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