Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s left-handed opener, earned his maiden Test century after 11 matches and over three years since his Test debut, but experts are skeptical because the Rawalpindi surface was described as flat and helpful to batters.
In a virtual press conference in response to the criticism, Imam stated that the curators who produced the Pindi proposal were not his relatives. Even Australia’s top-class batters were unable to achieve a century on Pindi’s wicket, according to him. Imam made a jab at his detractors in his words, particularly because he has been dubbed a Parchi by a number of fans, cricket analysts, and former players.
Imam, who hit centuries in both innings in the first Test, expressed pleasure with his performance and stated that he will do his best to live up to the expectations in the Karachi Test. “The Karachi Test will be crucial, and I am hoping for a positive outcome.”
Imam went on to say that while he was out of the national setup, he continued to work hard, perform well at the provincial level, and try to obtain a chance to perform well in Test cricket, as he does in white-ball cricket.
Imam stated it is every home team’s right to prepare pitches to assist them when commenting on the Rawalpindi pitch. Each team selects pitches depending on their individual skills. “My job is to perform,” he remarked, regardless of the sort of pitch.