Inzamam-ul-Haq, commonly known as Inzi, is a former Pakistani cricketer and a professional cricket coach. In one-day international, he was Pakistan’s leading run scorer, while in Test cricket, he was the third highest run scorer. In international cricket, he is the only Pakistani batsman to reach the 20,000-run mark. From 2003 until 2007, he was the captain of Pakistan’s national cricket team. He was a prolific batter who also bowled mild left-arm spin occasionally.
Inzamam rose to prominence in the 1992 Cricket World Cup semi-final. Throughout the decade, he was one of the team’s top batsmen in both Test and ODI cricket. He was named captain of the team in 2003.
After Pakistan’s early withdrawal from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, he stepped down as captain. Inzamam resigned from international cricket in 2007, after the second Test against South Africa, falling three runs shy of Javed Miandad’s record as Pakistan’s top Test run scorer at the time.
Following his retirement, Inzamam became a member of the Indian Cricket League, captaining the Hyderabad Heroes in the Twenty20 competition’s debut season. He captained the Lahore Badshahs in the ICL’s second edition, a team made up entirely of Pakistani cricketers.
Inzamam-ul-Haq is a significant figure in Pakistani cricket and a prominent member of the Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary organization. He was named the Pakistan national cricket team’s top selector in April 2016.