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    "I want to be recognised and accepted as Imam-ul-Haq first and then Inzamam's nephew after that"

    Imam-ul-Haq speaking to the media :

    "It would be great if we can also win the Asia Cup but it wont be about winning it for the PM Imran Khan but it will allow our nation which loves cricket to celebrate"

    "We are looking at each match and opponent and preparing for that game and not only worrying about India"

    "All matches are same for me whether its Hong Kong or India; my pressure levels will be the same in all games"

    "India is a very good team but the absence of Virat Kohli will make a difference"

    "We just want to play aggressive cricket which is how we have been taught and the performances since Champions Trophy are examples of that"

    "There is no psychological advantage from any past games when it comes to India Pakistan games"

    "You have to really control your nerves in India Pakistan games as things can easily go against you in such matches"

    "We haven't discussed anything about whether we will bowl or bat first as that is decided by coach and captain"

    "You can say that we have an advantage in UAE as we have been playing here for a long time but the wickets here are similar to what you find in India and Bangladesh"

    "All teams such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan have good youngsters and there can be upsets in this tournament"

    "The Asia Cup is not only about India and Pakistan as other teams can also make a difference and this is good preparation for the 2019 World Cup"

    "No advice from my uncle as he doesn't talk that much about cricket especially when it comes to me"

    "I like to thank the management in the way they have treated me so well "

    "My uncle just tells me to enjoy myself in cricket"

    "We haven't seen the wicket yet but we will see it before the game"

    "Let me be clear about this, I want to be recognised and accepted as Imam-ul-Haq first and then Inzamam's nephew after that, and yes he is my uncle and it's not my fault"

    "There is a lot of pressure on me especially from Pakistan media and sometimes I have to tolerate them too"

    "I have 4 hundreds in 9 ODIs and credit goes to my family for their support, to the management as they have also supported me, so what the media says has never mattered to me"
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    Imam done well so far in ODIs but same cannot be said for some journos who were asking inane questions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Imam done well so far in ODIs but same cannot be said for some journos who were asking inane questions.
    I can't even imagine what kind of garbage question it would have been that needed this response

    "It would be great if we can also win the Asia Cup but it wont be about winning it for the PM Imran Khan but it will allow our nation which loves cricket to celebrate"



    So journo sahab probably said would you win Asia Cup for PM IK, mashallah at our journalistic standards
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    an Indian journo asked if he slept as much as Inzi slept (because you know lately they think taking the mickey out of our past legends is a done thing, while ignoring their shooperishtaars getting a phainty from kiddies like Curran) and his answer was why do you want to sleep with him?

    I mean stupid idiotic questions!!

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    I hope he improves, but despite his brillant start there will be a brutal reality check coming his way in odis if he doesnt change. You cant be waddling around at a strike rate of 70 for the majority of your innings


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    the reality is that he was first selected in the team because he is nephew of Inzimam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    the reality is that he was first selected in the team because he is nephew of Inzimam.
    That is not the reality - that is your perception.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post

    Hahaha destroyed. Such rubbish journalists deserve such answers. More of this please.

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    He may have been selected on nepotistic grounds, but so far, he has performed better than a meritorious player (in his stead) would have.

    I fully support nepotism as long as the right person gets the job. Merit means nothing when you are not good enough. A lot of good players are lost in the system due to multiple reasons, and if they use their connections to get the opportunity that they deserve, there is nothing wrong with it.

    I don't know if Imam will get a reality check in the future or not, but so far he has not put a foot wrong. He has made a brilliant start to his international career and Inzamam has been justified in giving him an opportunity.

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    Ignoring our genius journalists, let's just hope that Imam continues to score heavy and that too against better opposition. First challenge: India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    I fully support nepotism as long as the right person gets the job. Merit means nothing when you are not good enough. A lot of good players are lost in the system due to multiple reasons, and if they use their connections to get the opportunity that they deserve, there is nothing wrong with it.
    Everything that is wrong with Pakistan in one single quote. Great work!


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    Today I learned something new "merit means nothing when you are not good enough"


    But then I searched the meaning of merit and this came up:
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    Don't know whether to believe PP description of merit or actual description.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    He may have been selected on nepotistic grounds, but so far, he has performed better than a meritorious player (in his stead) would have.

    I fully support nepotism as long as the right person gets the job. Merit means nothing when you are not good enough. A lot of good players are lost in the system due to multiple reasons, and if they use their connections to get the opportunity that they deserve, there is nothing wrong with it.

    I don't know if Imam will get a reality check in the future or not, but so far he has not put a foot wrong. He has made a brilliant start to his international career and Inzamam has been justified in giving him an opportunity.
    A reality check is coming soon scoring 3 hundreds against Zimbabwe will give him another 10-15 matches but he took his chance in the last series well no doubt about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Today I learned something new "merit means nothing when you are not good enough"


    But then I searched the meaning of merit and this came up:
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    Don't know whether to believe PP description of merit or actual description.
    Like Asad Shafiq in ODI's, for example? That was a meritorious selection, wasn't it? You know what Mamoon meant here but just couldn't help it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Today I learned something new "merit means nothing when you are not good enough"


    But then I searched the meaning of merit and this came up:
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    Don't know whether to believe PP description of merit or actual description.
    That is academic. In the context of cricket, what is merit?

    You don't know if a player is good enough or not unless you give him a chance. A meritorious selection would be a player with the best domestic statistics. However, as we have seen before, that does not always translate into success at the international level.

    It is about picking the right player, and that is why you have selectors. If players are to be picked based on domestic averages alone, you do not need to play millions to selectors - a mere computer software can also do that job by sorting averages.

    If Inzamam believes that Imam has what it takes to do well in international cricket, there is nothing in wrong in giving him a chance.

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    If he can play faster and be consistent at the same time then why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adil_909 View Post
    Everything that is wrong with Pakistan in one single quote. Great work!
    The biggest problem is the wrong person getting the job, and that happens both in nepotism and merit. Yes the chances of that happening are higher in nepotism, but if you are picking candidates (or players in this context) purely on merit, plenty of bad eggs will also come through due to a rotten system.

    The only thing that matters is whether you are doing a good job or not, not if you have been selected on merit or nepotism.

    Plenty of merit selections have turned out to be disasters for Pakistan, and nepotism has actually worked for Pakistan cricket in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    The biggest problem is the wrong person getting the job, and that happens both in nepotism and merit. Yes the chances of that happening are higher in nepotism, but if you are picking candidates (or players in this context) purely on merit, plenty of bad eggs will also come through due to a rotten system.

    The only thing that matters is whether you are doing a good job or not, not if you have been selected on merit or nepotism.

    Plenty of merit selections have turned out to be disasters for Pakistan, and nepotism has actually worked for Pakistan cricket in the past.
    Results are temporary but the system is permanently bound.

    Therefore, merit must override nepotism to ensure a system has less discrepancies than otherwise.

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    i will see your recognition as imam after you face india and aus in odi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    That is not the reality - that is your perception.
    it is the reality.

    Fact is, had he not been Inzi's nephew he wouldn't had been selected this quickly.

    Guys like Azhar ALi has done nothing wrong to be dropped, and Imam was quite down on the pecking order.

    Whether people like to hear this or not, there was the Inzi influence. Same goes for Shan Masoods intial selection.

    Being selected on influence or sifarish isn't a bad thing is my view. It happens everywhere, but the thing is if one keeps on getting selected on poor performances, then its a concern


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    it is the reality.

    Fact is, had he not been Inzi's nephew he wouldn't had been selected this quickly.

    Guys like Azhar ALi has done nothing wrong to be dropped, and Imam was quite down on the pecking order.

    Whether people like to hear this or not, there was the Inzi influence. Same goes for Shan Masoods intial selection.

    Being selected on influence or sifarish isn't a bad thing is my view. It happens everywhere, but the thing is if one keeps on getting selected on poor performances, then its a concern
    Azhar Ali bombed in NZ and hadn't scored a century in ODI's since October 2016.

    Imam debuted after Ahmed Shehzad had a horrid time against SL and scored a hundred on debut followed by three more hundreds in just nine matches.

    Shan Masood just had the most prolific season in List A history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adil_909 View Post
    Everything that is wrong with Pakistan in one single quote. Great work!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    He may have been selected on nepotistic grounds, but so far, he has performed better than a meritorious player (in his stead) would have.

    I fully support nepotism as long as the right person gets the job. Merit means nothing when you are not good enough. A lot of good players are lost in the system due to multiple reasons, and if they use their connections to get the opportunity that they deserve, there is nothing wrong with it.

    I don't know if Imam will get a reality check in the future or not, but so far he has not put a foot wrong. He has made a brilliant start to his international career and Inzamam has been justified in giving him an opportunity.
    Mamoon isn't wrong.

    In Organization theories, networking has become part of ones potential growth.

    Thing is, people complaining about nepotism or sifarish culture on the internet are following the traditional methods.

    AS for modern methods, networking is part of our life.

    To get better deals and all, you need to to have good networking, and this is very hard to accept for some of us. Hardwork doesn't always pay off. You need to have a good contacts to get promotions, even in sports

    Yes, Imam had Inzi, but other players need to socialize with the right people to get selection

    If you guys analyze our cricket properly, every player has reached to Pakistan level due to some level of networking or reference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    The biggest problem is the wrong person getting the job, and that happens both in nepotism and merit. Yes the chances of that happening are higher in nepotism, but if you are picking candidates (or players in this context) purely on merit, plenty of bad eggs will also come through due to a rotten system.

    The only thing that matters is whether you are doing a good job or not, not if you have been selected on merit or nepotism.

    Plenty of merit selections have turned out to be disasters for Pakistan, and nepotism has actually worked for Pakistan cricket in the past.
    It's a bit self contradictory - if a person qualifies on merit or is selected on merit, then the question of nepotism is redundant. Nepotism is only applicable, when someone is facilitated somehow, for which he isn't qualified enough or there are better options available. In that regard, you can't say that nepotism has worked, because at first place the guy should have been selected on his merit it self. You can say that, sometimes better candidates had to back on relationship for their chances - but that's system failure, not that nepotism worked.

    In Imam's case, good luck to the boy, and he has put numbers against SRL & ZIM. BUT, his selection is biased, tactfully done to create a vacuum and this will cost PAK one day, because this was nepotism.

    First, above 3/4 candidates, no way this kid should have got the chance in squad - they picked him as opener and made sure that he gets games. To his credit, he has cashed on, so fair enough, but as I say, PAK will face nemesis for this one.

    I give straight names for this - no way, Imam should have been picked ahead of Saud, who is senior by one U19 WC, better performer in every aspect, was invested through A team (& did well there), and he can bowl a bit as well. And, if I consider how both looks as a batsman while batting beyond stats - absolutely no comparison. If you look at their over all domestic stats,

    Saud - FC (25 games): avg/sr 47/49, 100-6, 50-12; 12 wickets at 48. List A (44): a/s 50/85, 100-2, 50-12; 20 wickets @ 42

    Imam (including Internationals) - FC (39 games): avg/sr 36/44, 4/12, 1 wicket. List A (37): a/s 40/78, 5/6; 1 wicket.

    These figures are misleading, because Imam's stats are inclusive of Internationals and he was lucky to face Post Mughabe ZIM. This is his International stats,
    Test (3): 34/51, 0/1, 0 wickets. ODI (9), 68/88, 4/0, zero wicket.

    SO<> if I take out internationals from Imam's stats - BASICALLY at the point when Ul Haq picked his nephew for the imaginary vacuum in opening spot from no where, this was his stats

    FC (36): 36/44; 4/11, 1 wicket. List A (28): 32/72, 1/6, zero wicket.


    I still give a bod to Ul Haq, imandar admi - we should look at the contemporary stats - lets take 2017-18 domestic season, which started before SRL series, FC completed before NZ tour and season completed well before UK/ZIM tour.

    Saud: FC: 7 games, 488 runs at 38/51, 1/4; 6 wickets @ 32. List A: 15 games, 722 runs @ 66 average, 1/5 and as usual PCB's data has SR for FC game but not for List A; 13 wickets @ 25

    Imam: FC - 5 games, 222 runs at 28, no wicket, 1/0. List A: 4 games, 40 runs at 10 average, 0/0 and didn't bowl.

    Nothing against the kid & I wish him success, but he is the best specimen of nepotism in PAK cricket.

    I am a fan of Ul Haq as a player, but ..... It's fortunate for PKC that, Arthur is there for some check & balance, otherwise this guy'll start searching in his neighbors & mohallam to find cricketers for PAK team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Mamoon isn't wrong.

    In Organization theories, networking has become part of ones potential growth.

    Thing is, people complaining about nepotism or sifarish culture on the internet are following the traditional methods.

    AS for modern methods, networking is part of our life.

    To get better deals and all, you need to to have good networking, and this is very hard to accept for some of us. Hardwork doesn't always pay off. You need to have a good contacts to get promotions, even in sports

    Yes, Imam had Inzi, but other players need to socialize with the right people to get selection

    If you guys analyze our cricket properly, every player has reached to Pakistan level due to some level of networking or reference.
    Because Imam has done well against Zimbabwe it looks alright but that could be his career best and it's down hill from here.
    We have seen nepotism doesn't produce remarkable results with Imran Farhat Faisal Iqbal and Shan Masood recently in test cricket all examples of it players on merit would have done better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post



    Now if only Imam would also destroy some Indians on the field.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Today I learned something new "merit means nothing when you are not good enough"


    But then I searched the meaning of merit and this came up:
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    Don't know whether to believe PP description of merit or actual description.
    @Mamoon.exe is malfunctioning because he is programmed to viciously oppose Inzamam and previously, the "nepotistic" selection of Imam was one such tool to do so but now that Imam has proved that such allegations were baseless, he is forced into praising the practice of nepotism because he simply cannot admit that Inzi is not nepotistic at all.

    Hopefully, these bugs will be solved soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    It's a bit self contradictory - if a person qualifies on merit or is selected on merit, then the question of nepotism is redundant. Nepotism is only applicable, when someone is facilitated somehow, for which he isn't qualified enough or there are better options available. In that regard, you can't say that nepotism has worked, because at first place the guy should have been selected on his merit it self. You can say that, sometimes better candidates had to back on relationship for their chances - but that's system failure, not that nepotism worked.

    In Imam's case, good luck to the boy, and he has put numbers against SRL & ZIM. BUT, his selection is biased, tactfully done to create a vacuum and this will cost PAK one day, because this was nepotism.

    First, above 3/4 candidates, no way this kid should have got the chance in squad - they picked him as opener and made sure that he gets games. To his credit, he has cashed on, so fair enough, but as I say, PAK will face nemesis for this one.

    I give straight names for this - no way, Imam should have been picked ahead of Saud, who is senior by one U19 WC, better performer in every aspect, was invested through A team (& did well there), and he can bowl a bit as well. And, if I consider how both looks as a batsman while batting beyond stats - absolutely no comparison. If you look at their over all domestic stats,

    Saud - FC (25 games): avg/sr 47/49, 100-6, 50-12; 12 wickets at 48. List A (44): a/s 50/85, 100-2, 50-12; 20 wickets @ 42

    Imam (including Internationals) - FC (39 games): avg/sr 36/44, 4/12, 1 wicket. List A (37): a/s 40/78, 5/6; 1 wicket.

    These figures are misleading, because Imam's stats are inclusive of Internationals and he was lucky to face Post Mughabe ZIM. This is his International stats,
    Test (3): 34/51, 0/1, 0 wickets. ODI (9), 68/88, 4/0, zero wicket.

    SO<> if I take out internationals from Imam's stats - BASICALLY at the point when Ul Haq picked his nephew for the imaginary vacuum in opening spot from no where, this was his stats

    FC (36): 36/44; 4/11, 1 wicket. List A (28): 32/72, 1/6, zero wicket.


    I still give a bod to Ul Haq, imandar admi - we should look at the contemporary stats - lets take 2017-18 domestic season, which started before SRL series, FC completed before NZ tour and season completed well before UK/ZIM tour.

    Saud: FC: 7 games, 488 runs at 38/51, 1/4; 6 wickets @ 32. List A: 15 games, 722 runs @ 66 average, 1/5 and as usual PCB's data has SR for FC game but not for List A; 13 wickets @ 25

    Imam: FC - 5 games, 222 runs at 28, no wicket, 1/0. List A: 4 games, 40 runs at 10 average, 0/0 and didn't bowl.

    Nothing against the kid & I wish him success, but he is the best specimen of nepotism in PAK cricket.

    I am a fan of Ul Haq as a player, but ..... It's fortunate for PKC that, Arthur is there for some check & balance, otherwise this guy'll start searching in his neighbors & mohallam to find cricketers for PAK team.
    I have my issues with Inzamam and I have touched on them in great depth in much detail. However, the debate between nepotism and merit is a very complicated in cricketing terms. You never know how good a player actually is unless you try him out in internationals - domestic record is only a guide, and that is why not every successful domestic player has transferred his skills to international cricket.

    As a result, merit does not always work in cricket. At times, selectors have to show an eye for talent and if Imam goes onto have a great career, he won't be the first or the last player to fare better in internationals than domestic, and no one will be able to hold nepotism charges against him. If he fails, he will be held responsible for it, so in some ways, he has taken a bet which he is winning so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post


    Now if only Imam would also destroy some Indians on the field.



    @Mamoon.exe is malfunctioning because he is programmed to viciously oppose Inzamam and previously, the "nepotistic" selection of Imam was one such tool to do so but now that Imam has proved that such allegations were baseless, he is forced into praising the practice of nepotism because he simply cannot admit that Inzi is not nepotistic at all.

    Hopefully, these bugs will be solved soon.
    You have to call a spade a spade. You had declared Inzamam Pakistan's greatest selector before he had selected a single squad, and we all know why. Those "reasons" will prevent you from criticizing him even if he selects Imran Farhat.

    The criticism against certain actions of Inzamam both as a player and as a selector are justified. However, if Imam continues to do well, there is no point in holding nepotism charges against him.

    I am actually not against nepotism at all because you need connections in Pakistan regardless of your field. Even if you deserve something on merit, someone with more influence is going to sidestep you, so you need some connections and clout even if you are deserving candidate on merit.

    As I said earlier, nepotism has worked wonders for Pakistan cricket in the past. Someone like you, who considers Imran Khan the greatest cricketer of all time would probably know. Cricket was largely rich man's sport in Pakistan up till the 1970s, with a lot of players coming from affluent families of Lahore and Karachi.

    One such family was the Burki-Khan family who were among the most influential cricket families in Pakistan, and Majid Khan was already a fixture in the Pakistan team when his mediocre, scrawny 19 year old cousin made his debut for Pakistan and was so bad that he was shunned for a couple of years, but the rest is of course history.

    Imran Khan would probably have never made it to the top if it wasn't for his family, and people who suggest that every selection in Pakistan cricket should be done on 100% merit should realize that if that was the case since the beginning, players like Imran Khan might have never played for Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    He may have been selected on nepotistic grounds, but so far, he has performed better than a meritorious player (in his stead) would have.

    I fully support nepotism as long as the right person gets the job. Merit means nothing when you are not good enough. A lot of good players are lost in the system due to multiple reasons, and if they use their connections to get the opportunity that they deserve, there is nothing wrong with it.

    I don't know if Imam will get a reality check in the future or not, but so far he has not put a foot wrong. He has made a brilliant start to his international career and Inzamam has been justified in giving him an opportunity.
    Lol Merit means garbage will not get selected and that quality and performance will always be selected

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    it is the reality.

    Fact is, had he not been Inzi's nephew he wouldn't had been selected this quickly.

    Guys like Azhar ALi has done nothing wrong to be dropped, and Imam was quite down on the pecking order.

    Whether people like to hear this or not, there was the Inzi influence. Same goes for Shan Masoods intial selection.

    Being selected on influence or sifarish isn't a bad thing is my view. It happens everywhere, but the thing is if one keeps on getting selected on poor performances, then its a concern
    Azhar Ali did plenty wrong to be dropped from the ODI team, looking like a school boy in NZ against Bolt, Southee after having played for 8 years for Pakistan and being a senior batsman is a crime.

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    This is exactly what Faisal Iqbal said years back. We know how that turned out.


    PP's own self proclaimed sharpshooter and defender of Islam and Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    He may have been selected on nepotistic grounds, but so far, he has performed better than a meritorious player (in his stead) would have.

    I fully support nepotism as long as the right person gets the job. Merit means nothing when you are not good enough. A lot of good players are lost in the system due to multiple reasons, and if they use their connections to get the opportunity that they deserve, there is nothing wrong with it.

    I don't know if Imam will get a reality check in the future or not, but so far he has not put a foot wrong. He has made a brilliant start to his international career and Inzamam has been justified in giving him an opportunity.
    You just killed logic

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    If he wants to step out of inzi’s shadow he has to score against the big boys

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    I'm sure after Asia cup .All the naysayers will admit imam is the best opener we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    You have to call a spade a spade. You had declared Inzamam Pakistan's greatest selector before he had selected a single squad, and we all know why. Those "reasons" will prevent you from criticizing him even if he selects Imran Farhat.

    The criticism against certain actions of Inzamam both as a player and as a selector are justified. However, if Imam continues to do well, there is no point in holding nepotism charges against him.

    I am actually not against nepotism at all because you need connections in Pakistan regardless of your field. Even if you deserve something on merit, someone with more influence is going to sidestep you, so you need some connections and clout even if you are deserving candidate on merit.

    As I said earlier, nepotism has worked wonders for Pakistan cricket in the past. Someone like you, who considers Imran Khan the greatest cricketer of all time would probably know. Cricket was largely rich man's sport in Pakistan up till the 1970s, with a lot of players coming from affluent families of Lahore and Karachi.

    One such family was the Burki-Khan family who were among the most influential cricket families in Pakistan, and Majid Khan was already a fixture in the Pakistan team when his mediocre, scrawny 19 year old cousin made his debut for Pakistan and was so bad that he was shunned for a couple of years, but the rest is of course history.

    Imran Khan would probably have never made it to the top if it wasn't for his family, and people who suggest that every selection in Pakistan cricket should be done on 100% merit should realize that if that was the case since the beginning, players like Imran Khan might have never played for Pakistan.
    Firstly, I always knew Inzamam would help fix our cricket because I know the kind of man he is and there was ample evidence during his playing career (barring the first few years but we are all dumb when we're teens). He's not the kind of man to entertain corruption and he's never employed favouritism, despite popular belief. The fact that our team has slowly but surely rid itself of the Farhats proves my point much more emphatically than your hypothetical scenario proves yours. Inzamam is our greatest chief selector and you should be a man of honour and admit that you were wrong about him.

    Secondly, who says Imran Khan would not have been selected on merit? Sure, his debut might have been delayed by a few years but he would have surely played for Pakistan after he transformed in Imran Khan.

    Selection should generally be on the basis of merit. In some cases, selection can be based on potential, tactics or on the request of the captain and/or coach. However, selection should never be made on the basis of nepotism - if the player is any good, he'll back it up by doing well at the domestic level.

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    I'm not worried about him in tests but in ODIs he has a lot to prove. He's shown he can get big scores. Just worried about how he paces his innings and the rotation of strike against top teams. We will see how he does in these next few LO series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    That is not the reality - that is your perception.
    thats the reality; he was first selected in the team (ODI) only because he is nephew of the great Inzamam.


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