Pakistan team chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq put weight on Imam-ul-Haq’s performance and said that his selection in the team was on merit.
“He has scored run at an average of over50 which I think is good. In my opinion, he faces unnecessary criticism,” he said while talking to the media in Lahore.
The former cricketer said that people often drag someone’s personal life and start criticizing. According to him, such criticism hurt players badly and divert their attention.
“Being a player, I know personal criticism really hurts. You have the right to criticize our game but not our personal lives,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday decided to step down as national team chief selector by July 30. He informed the cricket board by the decision and does not seek extension in his contract.
“I am satisfied with my three and a half years tenure with the team and I wish best of luck to the board for future,” he told media.
Inzamam, on the other hand, said that he is always there to serve for Pakistan’s cricket. “If PCB offers me some other duties apart from the selection so I will take it,” he stated.
Now the PCB is expected to publish an advertisement for the post of the chief selector by the end of July.