Imam ul Haq
'I always try to answer critics on the field' - Imam

Pakistan’s opening batsman Imam Ul Haq on his return to the country on Friday said that the best way to answer criticism is to perform on the field.

“I am always on target so I try to answer critics on the field with my performance,” Imam told media in Lahore.

Imam, who scored the fifth century of his ODI career in the series against South Africa at Supersport Park, did a woofing-mouth celebration with his hand and ended it with a finger on his lips to respond the criticism he faces since his selection in the national team.

He also claimed man of the series title for scoring most runs, 271 at an impressive average of 54.20, in the five-match ODI series. He also became the highest scorer for Pakistan in an ODI series played in South Africa.

Responding to a question over the batting conditions in South Africa, the Lahore-born batsman said that playing short-ball is not that difficult but there’s a huge difference between UAE wickets and South African wickets.

“The actual reason is that we are used to UAE conditions otherwise our batsmen play short-ball very well,” he said.

He further stated that he did not feel any difference playing under the captaincy of Shoaib Malik.

“I did not feel any difference, both [Sarfraz and Malik] are great players.”

Imam seems satisfied with the overall team performance and hopes that the boys in green will win the T20I series which is starting from today and will conclude on February 6.

Moreover, the 23-year-old batsman extended his best wishes to the players who are playing PSL, he said it’s a great platform and he excited that eight matches will be played in Pakistan as it spreads a message of peace to the world.