Imam’s role much like Rohit while batting in ODI cricket: former Indian batsman


Karachi: Former Indian batsman Deep Dasgupta thinks that Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq’s role in ODI cricket is much like India’s Rohit Sharma.

While interviewing Imam on ESPNCricinfo, Dasgupta said that there are similarities in both the openers in terms of building the innings.

“The way you build your innings is similar to Rohit. Your strike rate is slightly low in the powerplay compared to middle overs but you play long innings,” he said.

“If an opener has five not-outs in 37 innings, it tells that even though he starts slow but he play long,” he added.

On this, Imam said that he has to adjust according to the different situations and play his role given by the team management.

“I open with Fakhar Zaman in ODI cricket and his way of batting is completely different than me. In this case, between me and Babar Azam, one has to bat for 40 overs,” he revealed.

“For the last two years, we have followed this pattern in ODI cricket. The stats also show that either Babar or I have played till the end, we have ended up scoring 300+,” Imam maintained.

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