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    "When you play Australia, you have to be mentally tough" : Imam-ul-Haq

    Imam-ul-Haq in an interview on Ten Sports after the third T20I against Australia:

    "As a #1 side, we were expected to perform well here but Australia is a tough tour. When people come to Australia, they struggle a bit. Considering it's a new management and team, you have to give time to the youngsters. It was disappointing, we have to rethink and regroup and come hard at them in the Tests"

    "Australia have planned so well for the 1st six overs, we couldn't get to a target we wanted to attain in the powerplay. We always lost 1 wicket extra. If you lose 3 wickets in the powerplay, how can you score 170-180? So we have to think about it, we're better than that"

    "Always a delight to watch Babar Azam batting and he's showing everyone why he's number 1. He has the confidence to perform everywhere and that's a good sign for Pakistan cricket that we have a player who is dominating every intl bowler"

    "Iftikhar Ahmed, it's a great thing for Pakistan, we were looking for a finisher and the T20 World Cup is next year. I hope he performs like that and it'll be good for Pakistan"

    "I'm happy with the fast bowlers in the squad, it's exciting. When we were in SA, I was wishing we had fast-bowlers who can bowl 140+, now we have 3 of them. It's very good. It's a young attack but of course when you play Australia, you have to be mentally tough, they will give us a tough time and we have to be ready. We have to think about what we can do to beat Australia"


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    Translation - we were beaten before a ball was bowled.

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    He's right. This is a team in transition. Fans need to give them a few years and not be expecting immediate results.

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    True you have to be mentally tough, but it also will help if you have some talent, apart from blocking the ball.

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    Well Imam scored more in one game than Fakhar in other 2!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Translation - we were beaten before a ball was bowled.
    That's how it sounds to me as well. Why would you need to say it? Just gives away the pant pooping mentality these guys are carrying around with them.


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    Its something he lacked today with his Shot selection.

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    Mentally tough? Does he mean skull of steel so that they can stop bother about getting hit hence stop ducking and be more brave?

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    Good comments. A young guy with a sensible mind, if he keeps his head down and remain working hard he has a bright future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Well Imam scored more in one game than Fakhar in other 2!
    Such great standards we are setting.

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    Would take Ahsan Ali over Imam & Fakhar. Amazed how they two were taken for this series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeymurBlake View Post
    Would take Ahsan Ali over Imam & Fakhar. Amazed how they two were taken for this series.
    Yep, Ahsan Ali should have picked. Heck, I'd even take Awais Zia!

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    I like Imam, but I find this talk from any Pakistani player about being mentally tough or playing aggressive cricket to be such a crock.

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    Imam has shown that he is mentally tough as a batsman. I hope that translates to big runs in the upcoming test series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeymurBlake View Post
    Would take Ahsan Ali over Imam & Fakhar. Amazed how they two were taken for this series.
    and then you will be cursing Ahsan when he’ll be struggling to chase a ball in outfield and dropped catches. Ahsan is a fat blob who needs to get in to shape before considered for International cricket.

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    As opposed to playing against other countries like Eng/SA?
    What does that even mean?
    All big talk and no substance from our players.

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    If he does play in the test matches it is going to be very very hard for him. He is not very food against the short ball against real quick bowlers.

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    Skill bhi koi cheez hoti hai, woh bhi zaruri hai.


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