Inzamam-ul-Haq: When Pakistan lose to India, even family members don’t talk properly to you

Delhi: Oct 18, 2014

Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain, reflected on the India-Pakistan encounters at the World Cup. Inzamam featured in the India-Pakistan clashes at the 1992, 1996, 1999 and 2003 World Cups. On all occasions, India beat Pakistan. In fact, Pakistan are yet to beat India in a World Cup game.

Speaking about this at an event organised by Aaj Tak-India Today, Inzamam said, “People do get angry when we lose to India. In 1996, I had flight to Multan but I was told that people are so angry that I was told to go alone. No one was ready to protect me. Players get a lot of pressure from outside. We don’t have any problem with each other. Either of the side loses and people start saying the tournament is over for us.”

“If we lose against India, even the family people do not talk properly on phone. Leave aside the people from other corners. But the point is we don’t play each other regularly. If there is a 5-6 year gap then there will be a lot of pressure on the players. The pressure won’t go away, but it will not be as much as it is today. Anyone who performs well will see his confidence going sky high,” Inzamam said.