Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of former cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq, on Friday reportedly gave a cheeky response to an Indian journalist at a press briefing after the team’s net session ahead of the Asia Cup beginning Saturday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Your uncle Inzamamul Haq used to sleep a lot, do you also like to sleep a lot like him?”, the Express Tribune quoted the Indian journalist as saying. To which Imam replied, “How do you know that, have you slept with him?”
The southpaw also talked about Pakistan’s preparations, revealing that the team’s focus is not solely on the match against India but the entire tournament. “All matches are same for me whether its Hong Kong or India as the pressure levels will be similar in all games,” he said. “We are looking at every opponent and preparing for that game and not only worrying about playing against India.”
The 22-year-old further said that even without Virat Kohli, the Indian team is a “quality side”, but the latter’s absence ‘will make a difference’.“We just want to play aggressive cricket and results since the 2017 Champions Trophy are there for everyone to see,” he said. “You have to really control your nerves in India-Pakistan games as things can easily go against you in such matches.”
The Men in Green will begin their Asia Cup campaign against debutant Hong Kong on September 16 in Dubai.