Pakistani opener Imam al-Haq termed the World Cup match against India as “heavy pressure”, which has become like a do or die for his team after losing to Australia.
Despite the good batting performance of skipper Sarfraj Ahmed and ninth-ranked batsman Wahab Riaz, Pakistan lost to Australia by 41 runs on Wednesday. After this defeat, he has slipped to the eighth position in the points table.
Imam was asked whether this defeat would be a big pressure match in Old Trafford that has become like a do or die for them, he said, ‘Yes, one of our matches was washed out with rain which was important to us. Now every match has become important for us, so yes, you can say so. ‘
He said, “Certainly being part of such a match is fantastic. It will be in Manchester where there are quite a lot of Pakistani fans, so I’m really excited about this. Pakistan and India, there are so many secrets behind it, but we are only concentrating on strengthening our strong sides in cricket and improving them.
Imam was 53 not out against Australia and he is very disappointed with it. At one stage, Pakistan’s score was 136 on two wickets but the situation changed when Imam was out and the three wickets fell quickly to 160 for six wickets.
He said, ‘I was playing well and this team is dependent on me and Babar (Azam). After Babar’s dismissal, I had the responsibility of pushing the innings well. I was playing well but it was not a good ball at which I got out. This happened even against the West Indies. ‘
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