Watch: Fourteen years since he last played a competitive game, Inzamam-ul-Haq, former Pakistan captain and selector, turned back the clock with a blazing cameo in the Mega Stars League, a local T10 competition.
The six-team competition, being held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, features cricketers old and new from different parts of Pakistan.
Inzamam, 52, playing for Karachi Knights under long-time teammate Shahid Afridi, came in at No.3 in the second over after Afridi’s early run out. He started slow – three out of his first four balls were dots – before getting his strokes out. He cut, pull and swept like the Inzamam of old, adjusting to today’s quick batting standards. He hit four fours and a six in his 16-ball stay, ending on 29 before he retired hurt.
This was Knights’ second game of the tournament – in the opening fixture, Inzamam was just as explosive, racing to 31 off 14 balls against Lahore Maharajas before he retired hurt.
One of Pakistan’s all-time great batters, Inzamam retired from international cricket after the 2007 World Cup, playing in the Indian Cricket League until 2008. He went on to coach the Afghanistan men’s team, before holding the post of Pakistan chief selector from 2016 to 2019.
Watch Inzamam roll back the years here:
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— Mega Stars League (@megastarsleague) December 19, 2022