‘Balochistan rely a lot on me to score runs at the top’ Imam-ul-Haq


Multan: Opener Imam-ul-Haq has stated that Balochistan depends a lot on him at the top to score runs as it is his responsibility as an international player to perform.

While expressing his views in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after his brilliant knock of 94 in 54 balls against Southern Punjab in the National T20 Cup encounter, the 26-year-old thinks that it is important for openers to stay in form.

“Balochistan rely a lot on me to score runs. Even last year I was amongst the runs and that’s why we reached the final,” Imam said.

“It is essential for the openers to perform but unfortunately we were missing out in the last two matches and kept losing wickets,” he added.

He along with Balochistan skipper Haris Sohail posted a 97-run stand which led them to a mammoth score of 230/4. Imam credited Haris to increase the run flow in middle overs.

“We both were striking good and decided to score more in the gaps because we know the ball will travel. Credit goes to Harry bhai (Haris Sohail) for playing so good,” he maintained.

Imam registered his highest score in T20 Cricket which included ten fours and four sixes. “I tried my best to score a hundred but most importantly we won the match.”

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