Former Pakistani captain Inzamam ul Haq says that he by no means considered breaking the file of Hanif Mohammad. In reality, Hanif had scored 337 runs in opposition to the West Indies in 1958, which is the very best Test rating for Pakistan to date.
Inzamam scored 329 in opposition to New Zealand in Lahore in 2002 and is second on the listing. In this match the previous Pakistan captain was not getting alongside from the opposite finish and he missed out on breaking Hanif's file in an try and play the large shot.
Inzamam mentioned on his YouTube channel, "I keep in mind I instructed the final batsman for those who may keep for some time? <! –
His facial expressions instructed loads. He was not assured. "
"So I decided to play big shots and eventually got out on the boundary. If I had a good batsman on the other end, I would have scored more runs," he mentioned.
Inzamam mentioned, "To be honest, I had no intention of breaking Hanif Bhai's record. It would have been a different thing if it had been a world record, but I never liked to break the record of my fellow Pakistani player."
Inzamam, who performed 120 Tests, 378 ODIs and one T20 match for Pakistan, mentioned that after that match, when he went in entrance of the media, he was requested questions on this (breaking Hanif's file).
To which Inzamam mentioned, "Somebody asked me if I am sad that I could not break the record, then I told them 'Am I happy to score 329 or be unhappy for not scoring 8?"