Karachi, December 13: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team and now Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday thoroughly criticised England’s frontline bowler James Anderson as he earlier commented arrogantly on Virat Kohli’s batting technique. Inzamam straight away said that England pacer should first take wickets in India before questioning the Indian skipper’s capabilities.
Inzamam said on the Geo Super sports channel that it is very not surprising to him that Anderson had questioned Kohli’s ability because he haven’t seen England pacemakers taking too many wickets in India.
Inzamam strictly said, “Does Anderson mean to say that if you get runs in England you get some sort of certificate that makes you a quality batsman. Don’t the English and Australian players struggle when they play in the sub-continent? Does that mean they are bad players or weak teams. To me it does not matter where you get runs because in Test matches runs are runs.”
He added, “I always judge a batsman by seeing how many times the runs he scores leads to his team winning matches. In my opinion if a batsman scores 80 and it helps his team win, it matters more to me than someone scoring 150 and his team still losing. “He is a quality player and when he is getting runs his team does well. That is important to judge or classify a batsman’s value. There is hunger in him for runs,” he finally said.
Like to tell you that Anderson in a press conference during fourth test match said that Virat Kohli made double century but his technical flaws are covered up by home conditions. After this statement former England captain Michael Vaughan termed him as 'nave'. Whereas former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith trolled Anderson on Twitter asking if he can only bowl in English conditions?
Earlier on Monday, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur too took a dig at Anderson's remarks over Virat Kohli. On the other side Virat Kohli not to comment upon Anderson's remarks. The Indian skipper chose not to point out technical flaws in rival batsmen and said India were focused on their strengths.