Inzamam chooses ‘best batsman’ in Pakistan ODI history
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has chosen Pakistan’s best batsman in their cricket history. He says Saeed Anwar is the best ODI batsman in the country’s cricket history.
Referring to his hard-hitting batting ability, Inzamam said, “The shots he played as the left-handed opener, others dreamed of those shots. Which makes him one of the best batsmen in the white ball.”
Saeed Anwar played 247 ODIs for Pakistan and scored 8,824 runs. He picked-up 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries. His career-best innings in limited-overs cricket was 194. He scored this against India in Chennai in 1997, which was a record of the highest personal score in ODI cricket then.
Inzamam said on his popular YouTube channel, “The way Saeed used to bat, we all wished to do so. He used to play the shots we dreamed at night, in the morning.
“People used to say that I had more talent than all the batsmen in the history of Pakistan cricket. But in comparison, I could not disperse. But I believe that the cricketing talent that Saeed had, no one else had.”
“When Anwar was batting, it seemed like how easy cricket was. As if the ball does not sim or swing. When I was in the crease with him, I used to consume it. He always kept the bowlers under pressure and played himself under domination,” he added.
Former Pakistan Chief Selector said, “I don’t think there was or is such a batsman in Pakistan. Saeed is the best batter in the country. If he was injury free, he was sure to be in the squad.”