ISLAMABAD: Former batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to organize more tours for the national team to Australia, England, South Africa and India saying at out times we struggled against these teams but also learnt a lot.
Inzamam said in the past when we toured countries like Australia or South Africa we struggled but we also got to learn a lot and we learnt to cope with pressure. “I think there is no better way for our players to improve and learn to perform under pressure than playing regularly with India,” Pakistanpassion.net quoted Inzamam as saying.
He said we have fallen behind in international cricket in the sense we are not getting tours to the big countries. “The PCB now needs to organize more tours to Australia, South Africa and other top cricket nations,” he said.
Inzamam, who appeared in 120 Tests and 378 one-day internationals, said if Pakistani cricketers have to learn performing under pressure, they must play arch-rivals India on regular basis. “I would love to see Pakistan and India launch a new cricket chapter by playing in December this year,” he said adding regardless of where we play we should play India on regular basis.
Talking about Younis Khan, Inzamam said his biggest plus point was that despite all the politics and intrigues in the Pakistan team he remained focused on his game.
The former captain noted that Younis by his performances had himself established himself as a world class player. Inzamam also requested Younis to carry on playing and become the first Pakistani player to complete 10,000 Test runs.
He said he has one regret that whenever he looks at the list of world’s leading scorers he doesn’t see any Pakistani who has scored 10,000 test runs.
“Even I couldn’t do it or Muhammad Yousuf. So I would love to see Younis achieve this target and make 10,000 Test runs,” he said.